Former state supervisor arrested on sexual assault charges

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A former supervisor in the Pa Department of Revenue is accused of making unwanted indecent contact with a female employee under his supervision. Albert Forlizzi, II was arrested this morning by State Capitol Police.

The victim alleges that Forlizzi’s unwanted sexual advances started shortly after she was transferred to his department in November 2011 and lasted until August 2013. She told police that she felt all alone and was afraid to speak up for fear of losing her job. She reported that she would resist his advances and he would tell her, “Remember, I’m the one who saved your job. You owe me.” The victim’s co-workers described the work environment under Forlizzi as “hostile”.  It was reported he often intimidated employees by bragging about knowing people in high places and how he has had others fired or arrested.

Charges against Forlizzi include Aggravated Indecent Assault, Indecent Assault, Official Oppression, Stalking, Indecent Exposure and Unlawful Restraint.