Former W. Pa. jail guard waives harassment hearing

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A former guard at a western Pennsylvania county jail has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he made lewd remarks and fondled two female subordinates.

The (Somerset) Daily American (http://bit.ly/16zGfRw ) reports 44-year-old Ronald Lensbouer waived Thursday’s hearing on harassment and indecent assault charges before a Somerset district judge. That means must eventually stand trial or plead guilty to the charges.

Somerset County District Attorney Lisa Lazzari-Strasiser told the judge that Lensbouer has had some contact with the victims or their families, in violation of the bond he posted to remain out of jail.

Lensbouer’s attorney didn’t comment on the criminal charges, but says the alleged contact with the victims might have been made by well-intentioned friends. He says Lensbouer knows not to contact the women directly or indirectly.

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Information from: Daily American, http://www.dailyamerican.com

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