Leechburg man pleads guilty to forcing boy to watch sex act
A Leechburg man pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony offense for forcing a teen-aged boy to watch him and an adult woman have sex two years ago.
Mark Leone, 50, formerly of Allegheny Township, was sentenced by Westmoreland County Common Pleas Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio to serve up to 23 months in jail and an additional three years on probation for one count of corruption of a minor. Leone will be paroled once he completes a sex offender evaluation, the judge said.
As part of the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss charges of child endangerment, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent exposure, open lewdness and other offenses.
According to court records Leone and his girlfriend, Amanda Klingensmith, 37, of Allegheny Township were arrested after the 13-year-old boy told police he was forced to watch the couple engage in sexual activity.
Klingensmith testified against Leone at a preliminary hearing last year and said the victim had an intellectual disability and asked not to be present during the sex act.
Klingensmith, 37, is scheduled to appear in court next month for a hearing to assess the status of her pending case in which she is charged with seven offenses stemming from the incident.
Rich Cholodofsky is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Rich at 724-830-6293, [email protected] or via Twitter .