Darby Township Officer Accused Of Kidnapping - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Darby Township Officer Accused Of Kidnapping

Posted: Updated:
DARBY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -

Christopher Scott was a part time police officer for Darby Township. He's been fired after being accused by the Delaware County District Attorney of taking two women out of the Township while on duty and holding them against their will because he wanted something.

Officer Christopher Howard Scott didn't say a word as he was escorted from the Delaware County courthouse.

He is accused of kidnapping, unlawful restraint, criminal coercion, false imprisonment, stalking, committing crimes with a firearm and harassment.

The Darby Township police officer is a one year veteran of the force. According to the Delaware County DA's office, the whole incident started early Saturday morning when he pulled over a 23-year-old woman for allegedly running a stop sign. The DA says Officer Scott told the young woman to follow him to a park out of his jurisdiction.

"She got out of her vehicle and he performed three field sobriety tests. After the test, he told her to get back inside of the car. Once inside the car, he asked her, 'What can you do for me so I can let you go.'" describes DA Jack Whelan.

That's when Delaware County authorities say the police officer handcuffed the woman and drove around for three hours.

"She told him no. She got the insinuation. She said after repeated requests that 'if you're asking me for sex, I am not going to participate,'" describes DA Whelan.

According to Delaware County authorities, Scott eventually left the woman go, but he followed her home. She never reported the incident, but did tell her boyfriend.

"So he decides to walk by North Avenue Park. And lo and behold, what's does he see, but victim number two," says DA Whelan.

The very next night, around 2 a.m., authorities say that victim number one's boyfriend confronted Officer Scott and called 911.

"The boyfriend of victim number one happens to be in the area walking home," says DA Whelan.

According to police, there's video of Officer Scott's patrol car outside of Darby Township that night. As for what was said in the patrol car,

"The elements have to be proven and that's gonna take the testimony of these two women," says Officer Scott's lawyer, John List.

According to his lawyer, Officer Scott's wife, a doctor in NY, paid his bail. As he walked freely to his car, he denied to comment.

The police department says they're concerned about public trust in light of this alleged incident and hope that if there are any other victims they'll come forward. As for Officer Scott, his next court appearance is in August.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Beautiful Easter Sunday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:09:12 GMT

    NICE EASTER WEEKEND

    The first half of the holiday weekend has been great and Easter Sunday looks just as nice. Clouds thin out late tonight with temperatures falling back to the 40s.

    Initially it'll be jacket weather early Sunday morning but plenty of sunshine will warm us into the 60s by afternoon.  High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Saturday.

    It will be noticeably cooler and breezy at the shore with highs in the low 50s.  Quiet conditions continue into Monday.

  • Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:38:03 GMT
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices