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Wake DA Declines To Seek Charges Against Former Apex Officer

Posted September 29, 2004 12:14 p.m. EDT

— The Wake County District Attorney's Office will not seek charges against a former Apex police officer for sexual assault.

The State Bureau of Investigation accused Jonathon Penny of assaulting a teenager after driving her home from a party last year.

District Attorney Colon Willoughby will not say why he declined to prosecute the case.

The young woman involved in the situation has also filed a civil lawsuit against Penny which is not affected by the criminal case.