Former Bradford DA Chad Salsman sentenced in sexual case – CBS Pittsburgh

Towanda, Pennsylvania (AP) — A county prosecutor in Pennsylvania was sentenced to 18 months to 5 years in prison on Friday for forcing a client to have sex while he was a lawyer. ..

A judge in Bradford County ruled against former district attorney Chad M. Salsman, who had previously strongly denied the allegations. Plead guilty in May Witness intimidation and encourage prostitution and obstruction of justice.

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A message asking for comment was left to his lawyer.

Salusman, 44, a resident of Wire Lusing, Indicted in February With a sexually assaulted woman who was his client in criminal and custody cases. Allegations of sexual assault and other cases were withdrawn as part of a guilty plea bargain.

A Republican, he was elected district attorney in November 2019.

His whistleblower told the grand jury that he groped for them, searched for nude photos, and sometimes forced or pressured sexual activity at his office desk.

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Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who charged and charged Salsman, said Salsman “forced vulnerable Pennsylvania because he thought the victims were easy to silence and would be unbelievable if they came forward.” ..

Shapiro said Salsman “has been removed from his authority position that he can no longer hurt women.”

After Salsman was first charged, he called the indictment a “malicious lie” from the address of the Bradford County Government and pledged to actively protect himself from what he called false allegations. Was sent by e-mail.

The judge appointed Albert Ondley as District Attorney for Bradford in May.

Salsman was also sentenced to six years of supervision after his release.

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