• Ron Miscavige:
    What the Police Said
    Read the detailed police account of Ron Miscavige’s arrest for attempted rape, assault, endangerment, trespassing and burglary.

    Below is the account from the detectives of the Upper Merion Township Police Department near Philadelphia about the arrest of Ron Miscavige for alleged crimes.

    To sum it up:

    • In May 1985, Ron Miscavige was arrested for Criminal Attempt at Rape, Indecent Assault, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering, Criminal Trespass and Burglary.
    • The attempted rape, according to the victim, was by the perpetrator pushing the victim onto a bed, ripping open her blouse and continuing a struggle.
    • The police report alleges he placed the victim in danger of serious bodily injury.
    • The police further alleged he entered the Kingswood apartment complex rental office by subterfuge to commit criminal acts.

    The perpetrator, allegedly Ron, pushed the woman onto the bed and ripped open her blouse. The ensuing struggle left the woman with scratches on her face.

    The actor, allegedly Ron, said “I’m going to get you, Cutie” or something similar.

    Ron admitted to the following facts:

    • Ron owned and was the principal operator of a 1980 cream-colored Honda 4-door sedan with Pennsylvania registration number 8H0-082 (like the one described in the police report).
    • Ron was a salesman and had made prior business calls to Kingswood apartments where the alleged attempt at rape occurred.
    • Ron admitted to being at Gulf Mills Village apartments, which is where the women spotted him as the alleged criminal.

    The women involved were shown a photo display of different men. Both picked out Ron Miscavige in position number four from the selection and stated he was the man who entered their rental office. The victim identified him as the man who assaulted her. She said “His features are so much alike and looks so close it’s almost freaky.”

    She said “His features are so much alike and looks so close its almost freaky.”

    The acts allegedly committed were: Criminal Attempt at Rape, Indecent Assault, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering, Criminal Trespass and Burglary.

    The police alleged:

    • The actor grabbed the female rental agent, threw her on a bed and committed an indecent assault and attempted rape on her.
    • The actor ripped open her blouse, continuing a struggle thereby placing her in danger of serious bodily injury, and intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly causing her bodily injury.
    • The actor had indecent contact with the woman who was not his spouse and did so without her consent.
    • The actor entered the Kingswood apartment complex rental office by subterfuge to commit the above listed criminal acts.

    Upon questioning from the detectives and his pending arrest, Ron panicked. He contacted his younger son for help, which the son provided in the form of top attorneys who got the case dropped.

    The help from the son came with the agreement that once the charges against his father were resolved, Ron Miscavige would join the religious order to turn a new leaf and lead an ethical existence. For 25 years Ron stayed out of trouble for the most part. But once a local paper started poking around on this very same story in late 2011, Ron started acting irrationally, like a wild animal, and took off. Hear what he said here. Perhaps there is some part of the story he never told.

    Because the facts remain that despite his younger son’s heavy workload handling the personal affairs of the Founder, he acted as a good son and helped his father by retaining highly qualified, experienced criminal attorneys and helping with Ron’s criminal defense. Those efforts saved Ron from prison when the charges were dismissed.

    Ron has no excuse for downplaying and ignoring his younger son’s efforts in ending a horrifying episode in Ron’s life that had him scared to death.

    The Church does not debate Ron’s guilt regarding these charges. But Ron has no excuse for downplaying and ignoring his younger son’s efforts in ending a horrifying episode in Ron’s life that had him scared to death. Ron casts aside family ties and treats gratitude as something with an expiration date, to be exchanged for an ill-earned payoff.