Former Monroeville cop's indictment includes 6 rape charges

Man accused of kidnapping teen he met online and raping her. Victim escaped from his apartment and called for help after he went to work.
Aaron Krause
Nov 3, 2012
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A grand jury has returned a 10-count indictment against a former Monroeville police officer who is accused of kidnapping an Indianapolis-area teenager and raping her.

All charges are first-degree felonies.

Scott V. Cisco, 47, of Sunbury, was indicted on Friday by a Delaware County Grand Jury on three counts of kidnapping, six counts of rape and one count of abduction. (NOTE - A copy of the indictment has been posted below.)

Cisco turned himself into the Sunbury Police Department Thursday night. Sunbury is located in the southwest corner of Delaware County and is 15 to 20 miles north of Columbus.

Traci Whittaker, spokeswoman for the Delaware County prosecutor's office, said the suspect had gotten word that officers were at his South Vernon Street apartment.

"I guess that he figured the best thing he could do was turn himself in," Whittaker said.

Police said officers went to Cisco's apartment after the girl, a 17-year-old from the Indianapolis area, escaped and called for help when Cisco went to work Thursday.

Whittaker said a judge will set Cisco's trial date during his arraignment. She added she expects Cisco to be arraigned sometime next week.

Whittaker said Cisco met the 17-year-old girl in a chartroom, and a short relationship ensued.

Sunbury police have said they believe Cisco drove to Indiana to get the girl on Wednesday and held her against her will in his apartment.

According to the indictment, Cisco, "by force, threat or deception, did remove (the victim) from the place where she was found, or restrained the liberty (of the victim), to terrorize, or to inflict serious physical harm."

Each first-degree felony is punishable by three to 11 years in prison and a maximum fine of $20,000.

Cisco is being held in the Delaware County Jail until his arraignment. Cisco, if convicted of rape, would be classified as a Tier III sex offender, which requires him to register every 90 days for life, in addition to every residence change.

Whittaker said the defendant is not allowed to have any contact with the victim, who is back in Indiana, and is prohibited from using alcohol and illegal drugs.

The victim is back home with her family and doing well, Whittaker said.

From June 7, 1993 through his resignation effective Dec. 31, 1994, Cisco was a part-time officer in Monroeville.

"He was a part-time employee kinda working toward full-time status," Monroeville Police Chief Gary Lyons said.

Cisco also worked for North Central EMS, where he was a full-time paramedic from July 1989 until he resigned in September 2001.