Police: Suspended Pa. jail guard harassed females

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — The suspended chief guard at a county jail in southwestern Pennsylvania has been charged with groping and otherwise harassing two female guards he supervised.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 44-year-old Ronald Lensbouer, of Friedens, who faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 6 on charges of indecent assault and harassment. Lensbouer didn’t immediately return a message left on his home phone Monday.

Somerset police began investigating at the behest of the Somerset County Prison Board and determined that Lensbouer repeatedly made lewd comments to the women and otherwise harassed them before separate incidents in December when he allegedly put his hands down each woman’s pants and tugged on their underwear.

County solicitor Dan Rullo says Lensbouer is on administrative leave without pay pending an internal investigation and resolution of the criminal charges.

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