Arizona corrections officer accused of sexual assault

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- An Arizona Department of Corrections officer has resigned following his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in his home.
 
Department spokesman Doug Nick said Friday that 25-year-old Morgan Lichaczewski resigned prior to his arrest.
 
Pinal County Sheriff's deputies took Lichaczewski into custody Wednesday.
 
The Sheriff's Office says Lichaczewski and his fiancee hosted a baby shower and birthday party for Lichaczewski on Oct. 26 that included heavy drinking.
 
The 27-year-old victim told authorities Lichaczewski attempted to sexually assault her while she was sleeping on a couch.
 
Lichaczewski allegedly then walked into a bedroom where a couple was sleeping and attempted to remove a second woman's clothing.
 
The victim woke up and Lichaczewski left the room.
 
Sheriff Paul Babeu says deputies were called and have been investigating the incident since.