Pittsburgh man headed to trial for 22 alleged child sex crimes
A Perry North man will head to trial on more than 20 charges relating to the alleged molestation of five children, a lower court judge ruled Friday.
Alonzo Morgan, 55, will be tried for six counts of unlawful contact with a minor, one count of aggravated indecent assault of a child, and five counts each of indecent assault of a person under 13, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors.
Two counts of unlawful contact with a minor were withdrawn at the preliminary hearing.
Police charged Morgan on June 10, and he has remained in the Allegheny County Jail since his June 28 arrest, unable to post $100,000 bail. Court records show bail was reduced to $10,000 during the preliminary hearing Friday by Magisterial District Judge James J. Hanley Jr.
Police said the children – all girls between the ages of 8 and 11 at the time of the alleged crime – are all either sisters or first cousins, according to the criminal complaint.
The incident allegedly happened at the girls’ grandmother’s house.
Formal arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 4.