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Police: Penn Hills man had sexual relationship with 13-year-old

| Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Christopher R. Labertew
Allegheny County Jail
Christopher R. Labertew

A Penn Hills man is headed to court after police say he had ongoing sexual relations with a child.

Christopher R. Labertew, 20, is charged with felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors and related charges.

Labertew waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Linda Inez Zucco in Plum.

Police said Labertew was engaged in an ongoing sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl from August through November 2016. He was 19 at the time.

The victim told police that Labertew knew how old she was, according to court documents.

Labertew told police during a March 15 interview that he had been “dating” the victim for several months while he was staying at her home, court documents said.

Labertew admitted to the alleged sexual contact, according to court documents.

Labertew is free on bond. A formal arraignment is scheduled for July 26 in Pittsburgh.

Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4675, mmedsger@tribweb.com or via Twitter @matthew_medsger.

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