Lake County sheriff’s deputy arrested

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

CROWN POINT, Ind. (WLFI) – A Lake County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with official misconduct.

Sam Orlich Jr. (Photo Provided)
Sam Orlich Jr. (Photo Provided)

Sam Orlich Jr., 43, of Crown Point, a deputy with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department since March 2005 was indicted, Thursday, Jan. 30 on a charge of official misconduct, which is a Class D felony.

The Indiana State Police conducted a criminal investigation that started on Sept. 19, 2013. The investigation into Orlich followed a report of alleged sexual misconduct from a Lowell woman.

Orlich has been on administrative leave during this period.

Orlich was booked into the Lake County Jail. He has since been released after posting a cash bond Friday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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