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Ex-day care worker from North Side accused of assault waives hearing

| Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011

A former day care worker accused of sexually abusing 12 boys waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Friday in four cases.

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County police charged Matthew Byars, 26, of the North Side with endangering the welfare of a child, sexual assault, sexual abuse through photographing or filming and other crimes.

Byars worked as a teacher at Tender Care Learning Center in Scott. He is being held in Allegheny County Jail.

Byars was scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing yesterday in Pittsburgh Municipal Court, but his attorney, Todd Hollis, waived the hearings in the morning.

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