A Franklin postal carrier accused of inappropriately touching a woman on multiple occasions and breaking into her home during a mail delivery waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.
Terry Duck, 47, of Seneca, was charged with felony counts of burglary and criminal trespass, in addition to two misdemeanor counts of indecent assault-forcible compulsion and one misdemeanor count of indecent assault without consent.
A criminal complaint filed through district judge Matthew Kirtland’s office said on Dec. 5, U.S. postal inspector Erik Bohin alerted Franklin police to having received a sexual assault complaint in regards to Duck, one of their mail carriers at the Franklin post office.
Bohin said on Dec. 1, the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office in Pittsburgh had interviewed Duck, the woman who lodged the complaint and two witnesses, gathering written statements from all of them, the complaint said.Duck admitted to kissing the woman on her neck several times but denied inappropriately touching her, the complaint said.
Postal records indicate that Duck is a city letter carrier, and has worked for the USPS since 2000.