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Greensburg man gets probation in fight with agents investigating his son for child porn

Renatta Signorini
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A Greensburg man will serve one year on probation in connection with a late January fight with agents from the state Attorney General’s office who were investigating his son for child pornography.

Mark Edward Bittner, 50, has already completed anger management classes and written an apology letter to the officers, both of which are requirements of his probation, according to Assistant District Attorney Jim Hopson.

Bittner was admitted on Wednesday into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for first-time, nonviolent offenders on charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest. He can have his criminal record expunged upon completion of the probation term.

Bittner was arrested Jan. 29 after fighting with and injuring three agents. Authorities were investigating his son, Joshua Walker Bittner, 20, who is accused of contacting young girls through Instagram and requesting nude photographs of them.

An October trial is tentatively scheduled.

When agents tried to search the elder Bittner for a weapon, he began fighting with them on the front porch, police said. They fell 5 feet onto a concrete sidewalk when a porch railing broke.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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