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Coach accused of having sex with student contacts her

By Gary E. Gerson |

A 33-year-old former Pine-Richland High School basketball coach has been sent to jail after he made contact with a female student with whom he was accused of having sex. The man was arrested in October for engaging in sexual acts with a minor and corruption of a minor. Sources say the relationship between the… Read More »

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Sexting scandal among students at North Allegheny

By Gary E. Gerson |

It seems not a day goes by that we don’t hear about some new sexting scandal among some high-ranking authority figure. But what happens when these messages are sent between high school students? This week, the McCandless Police Department is investigating whether or not students at North Allegheny committed sexual misconduct. NA’s acting superintendent… Read More »

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South Allegheny teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes

By Gary E. Gerson |

An ex-teacher from the South Allegheny Middle School is claiming that his constitutional rights were violated the day he resigned as a social studies teacher and went to Allegheny County police headquarters to talk to detectives in an effort to tell his side of the story. The man’s attorney says that he felt as… Read More »

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Felony charges for failing to update sex offender registry

By Gary E. Gerson |

Rules governing sex offender registration are strictly enforced across the state of Pennsylvania. I recently read a story about a man in Reading who now faces felony charges for failing to re-register as a convicted sex offender. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the man allegedly neglected to notify the police after he lost… Read More »

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Shuman guard charged with sex crimes

By Gary E. Gerson |

Recently, we have heard a lot of stories of sex crimes involving adults in positions of power who coax teens into sexual acts and sexual situations. Mostly, these stories come from high schools, not only in Western Pennsylvania, but all over the country. These stories are intriguing to many people because there is a constant, lingering… Read More »

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Ringgold counselor charged with sex crimes

By Gary E. Gerson |

It seems like every week we pick up the newspaper in Pittsburgh to read about another teacher or school staff member facing charges for sex crimes. Teacher/student relationships have always been a serious topic; however, with the advent of social media and text messaging, it seems like the problem has exponentially increased. I’m not one… Read More »

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Alleged sex crimes at Plum lead to search warrant

By Gary E. Gerson |

As the Plum School District teacher/student sex scandal continues, Pittsburgh sex crimes attorney Gary Gerson has kept a close eye on the case and following its various nuances. Most recently, Law enforcement officials served a search warrant at Plum High School. Sources say they were looking for electronic files and written records about eight girls who… Read More »

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Plum teachers charged with sex crimes against students

By Gary E. Gerson |

For the second time in a week, a Plum High School teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a student. The 40-year-old English teacher, who will face charges on at least two sex crimes, is also the vice president of the Plum Borough Education Association, representing Plum’s more than 250 educators. Plum Borough… Read More »

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Man arrested for sex crimes was on probation for similar conviction

By Gary E. Gerson |

A man from Allegheny County who was convicted of sex crimes against a 6-year-old boy on a cruise ship in December 2009 was arrested again earlier this month after he was accused of offering candy to another child. When confronted at the Carnegie Science Center by staff and police, the man lied and said he was… Read More »

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Dance instructor charged with sex crimes

By Gary E. Gerson |

Being charged with sex crimes like solicitation or unlawful contact with a minor is very serious and a conviction, even if pleaded down, will result in a lifetime of embarrassment, ridicule, and shame; not to mention registry on the sex offender list and having to mark down on every job and renter’s application that the person… Read More »

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