Cops: Greensburg man forced 8-year-old to provide urine for drug test
A Greensburg man allegedly had an 8-year-old boy twice provide him with urine so he could pass a drug test, according to child endangerment allegations filed Wednesday.
State police allege in court papers that Jennifer Eliza Thompson, 30, helped the boy fulfill the request of her boyfriend, Robert Paul Geschke, 30.
Police are looking for the pair, who they said have no permanent address and are known to be transient.
Both face charges of child endangerment, corruption of minors and harassment.
In court papers, police described three children living in a fearful environment at a New Alexandria Road apartment with Geschke, who allegedly used heroin in front of the boy multiple times between December and March.
"It was also reported that the victim was choked, locked in his room by Geschke," Trooper Christopher Cole wrote in a criminal complaint. "When Geschke would get mad at him, he would lock (the child) in his bedroom or chase him around the house trying to beat him."
A 9-year-old girl reported Geschke also assaulted her, police said.
Police allege that Thompson failed to stop the alleged abuse or contact authorities.
The children are in the custody of a relative, police said.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Geschke or Thompson is asked to call state police at 724-832-3288.
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @byrenatta.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the age of the boy.