Nelsonville Police Officer Indicted

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Associated Press

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Updated Thu, Mar 14, 2013 11:32 am

A Nelsonville police officer is caught on video aggressively grabbing a seated and unarmed 15-year-old boy by the face and pushing him into a desk. He has been indicted on charges of kidnapping, assault and interfering with civil rights.

An Athens County grand jury returned the three-count indictment against Officer Randy Secoy on Monday.

The kidnapping charge is a felony while the assault and civil rights charges are listed as misdemeanors.

Secoy's number is unlisted and Nelsonville police Chief Jason Wallace did not return calls and emails for comment Wednesday.

The charges against Secoy stem from an incident on March 6 after the teen was arrested on suspicion of fighting with another teen at a restaurant.

Secoy is set to appear in court on April 3.

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