A man who works at a Hogansville, GA, service station has been arrested after the attempted sexual assault of a uniformed on-duty female police officer last week, according to officials.

Hogansville Police say Prilesh Navinchandra Thakkar was arrested on May 11, 2021, following an investigation by the Hogansville Police and the Troup County Sheriff’s Department, WRBL reports.

Police say the attempted sexual assault happened at the Hop In service station located on Highway 54, where Thakkar works as a manager.

According to investigators, Thakkar attempted to “forcefully commit an indecent act on the female police officer” who was on duty at the time. Investigators say the officer managed to separate herself from Thakkar and immediately reported the incident to her supervisors.

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