Washington Twp. resident charged in abuse of 2nd boy
By Chuck Biedka
Published: Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
A Washington Township man accused a week ago of molesting a 9-year-old was charged Friday with allegedly molesting the boy's 10-year-old friend, police said.James A. Lynn, 51, of the 1700 block of Washington Road, was arraigned by Washington Township District Judge Jason Buczak.
A week before, Friday ordered Lynn sent to the Westmoreland County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing. He posted bond but was rearrested Thursday, police said.
In the second case, Buczak sent Lynn to the county jail Friday in lieu of an additional $50,000 bond pending a combined preliminary hearing.In the new allegations, Lynn is accused of touching the 10-year-old while showering with the boy. On another occasion, the boy said he woke up to find his underwear was off.
Police say the boys had regular contact with Lynn for three months last year.
According to an affidavit, Lynn told police in December that the boys took showers at his house. Lynn said he had them face away from him to help them wash their hair and back. He denied showering with the boys.
Lynn was charged Friday with two counts each of indecent assault on someone younger than 13, corruption of minors, and endangering the welfare of children.
In the first case, Lynn allegedly touched the 9-year-old boy at Lynn's house several times.
In that case, Lynn was charged with indecent assault on a person younger than 13, corruption of minors by an adult and endangering the welfare of a child.
Police on Friday said the boys didn't tell police about the alleged molestation until November.
Buczak's office is rescheduling the preliminary hearings so that both cases can be heard on the same day.
Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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