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Valley News Dispatch

Ex-Lower Burrell man ordered to stand trial for alleged molestation

Chuck Biedka
| Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11:50 p.m.
Amos Taylor
Amos Taylor

A former Lower Burrell man was ordered to stand trial for allegedly molesting a teenager last year.

Amos Jarard Taylor, 35, had a preliminary hearing Thursday. The teen testified against Taylor and was the only witness called.

Public Defender John K. Sweeney asked District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. to dismiss all charges against Taylor, but Pallone ordered Taylor held to court for rape and four related charges.

Pallone also ordered Taylor returned to the Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bond pending trial.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4711 or

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