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Mt. Washington man accused of owing $106,000 in child support arrested

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By Michael Hasch

Published: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, 6:36 p.m.

A Mt. Washington man accused of being a deadbeat father was arrested Friday afternoon by Allegheny County Sheriff's deputies.

A warrant was issued in November for John Zajch, 45, who is accused of owing more than $106,000 in child support payments, Sheriff William P. Mullen said in a release.

Deputies received information that he could be found at a home on Bangor Street in Mt. Washington, Mullen said. Zajch was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Allegheny County Jail to await a hearing Tuesday in Family Court.

A Butler County man, Michael E. Connor, 55, of Adams Township, was arrested Thursday on charges of owing $311,716 in child support. Mullen said Connor owed the most back child support of anyone since the sheriff's office began arresting those accused of being deadbeat fathers.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or at



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