D.A.: Darby Twp. cop sought sex in park

A Darby Township cop was busted today for allegedly taking two 23-year-old women to a secluded Springfield park, on separate nights, and trying to talk them into performing sex acts on him in exchange for releasing them, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced this morning.

Christopher Scott, 34, a part-time officer who was hired about a year ago, has been charged with assault, harassment, stalking, kidnapping and related offenses. He declined to comment as he was led out of the Media courthouse in handcuffs.

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Christopher Scott

Whelan said Scott, while on duty around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, pulled the first woman over, then instructed her to follow him to Crowell Park in Springfield, where he repeatedly asked her "what she could do to get out of this." He made a similar stop with a second woman the following night, Whelan said.

No sexual activity occurred in either case, but Darby Township Police Chief Leonard McDevitt, who called Scott's behavior "extremely disturbing," fears that they aren't isolated incidents. He expects more women to come forward about prior cases.

"I seriously believe there are going to be a lot more," he said.

Anyone with additional information about Scott should call Delaware County Detective Robert Lythgoe at 610-891-4243.

More details in tomorrow's Daily News.