Ex-school cop sentenced in Pittsburgh abuse case
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.