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Ex-school officer sentenced for abuse

on October 23, 2013 10:30 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pittsburgh Public Schools police officer will serve 32 to 64 years in prison for molesting four boys in the late 1990s.

Allegheny County Judge Donna Jo McDaniel called 44-year-old Robert Lellock a sexually violent predator and a danger to the community before imposing the lengthy sentence on Tuesday.

Lellock was found guilty in July for crimes that happened during the 1998-99 school year.

Prosecutors said Lellock pulled the boys from class at Arthur J. Rooney Middle School, took them into a janitor’s closest and molested them.

Defense attorney Timothy Kidd said that Lellock will be appointed a public defender and will likely appeal his conviction.

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