Ex-cop allowed off monitoring to find a job, meet with lawyers
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A former Pittsburgh police officer, charged with sexually assaulting five women, will be allowed to leave his home on electronic monitoring three times a week to look for work, attend temple services, meet with his lawyers and go to the doctor.
Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge David A. Cashman gave Adam Skweres a window from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accomplish all those things, but said he will only have the chance for 30 days.
"He's got 30 days to get a job," the judge said. "After that, no more windows."
Mr. Skweres' attorneys filed a motion seeking to modify the conditions of his electronic monitoring, which forbade him from leaving his Lincoln Place home. Assistant District Attorney Jon Pittman opposed the change, saying that Mr. Skweres had threatened the women he allegedly assaulted.
"These women have been intimidated by both his position and his words," he said.
But defense attorney Phil DiLucente argued that his client was not a threat to the community nor a flight risk.
"He's not going to be at lunch at Elby's restaurant or dinner at Morton's."
First Published June 27, 2012 11:18 am