HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on November 1, 2021, Jared B. Heisey, age 30, of Etters, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to assaulting a subordinate employee at the Naval Support Activity (NSA) in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Heisey, a former Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) supervisor, admitted to assaulting a subordinate employee during work hours on August 9, 2019, at the NSA. Heisey admitted he directed the victim to accompany him to conduct an inventory count in a remote building at the NSA and when they entered the building, Heisey pinned the victim up against the wall by grabbing her neck with his hand while making sexual comments about what he would like to do to her. Heisey was subsequently terminated and is no longer employed by DLA.
“We are committed to ensuring the safety of all government employees,” stated Acting U.S. Attorney Brandler. “All employees are entitled to work in a safe and secure environment free of harassment, intimidation, and assaultive behavior.”
“Mr. Heisey committed a crime when he assaulted a subordinate employee aboard Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg and for that he deserves to be held fully accountable,” said Special Agent in Charge Michael Wiest of the NCIS Northeast Field Office. “NCIS remains committed to investigating any and all allegations of criminal behavior that threaten Department of the Navy readiness and jeopardize the safety of military personnel aboard Department of the Navy installations.”
The case was investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaime M. Keating is prosecuting the case.
Judge Conner ordered a pre-sentence investigation report to be completed and sentencing is scheduled for March 15, 2021.
The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 8 years imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.
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