Sex crimes: teachers, coaches, and students
A former Upper St. Clair head lifeguard who was already awaiting trial on charges of endangering the welfare of a 16-year-old lifeguard was ordered Thursday to stand trial for raping and assaulting another lifeguard, according to state court records. The 29-year-old man is charged with rape, aggravated assault, sexual assault, reckless endangerment, and aggravated indecent assault without consent for an incident involving the second lifeguard, according to court records. Police say the second lifeguard told them she and the suspect had a consensual relationship that evolved into one in which he forced her to have sex with him at work and once held a knife to her throat. The suspect, who worked at the Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center, was previously ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of the 16-year-old lifeguard. Charges of sexual assault, indecent assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse were dismissed at a preliminary hearing earlier this month. If you have been charged with sex crimes, it is important to find an experienced criminal defense attorney who will protect your rights. People who are accused of sex crimes against minors are often considered "guilty" in the public eye before they are even given a fair trial. This sentiment can follow them into a courtroom where we have seen many accused people unjustly charged and sentenced. Call today for a free preliminary consultation at 412-219-6875.