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Allegheny County fingerprint technician charged in fondling

| Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, 12:00 p.m.

Police charged an Allegheny County fingerprint technician with fondling two women while fingerprinting them in the Municipal Courts Building, Downtown.

Lloyd D. Wilson, 61, of Ross first was accused by a 17-year-old girl in February, according to county police reports. Her mother asked police not to prosecute until the teenager could work through her legal issues.

It was only after a second woman came forward last week with similar accusations that the girl, now 18, said she would press charges against Wilson.

County police on Monday charged Wilson with indecent assault, official oppression, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors. He was released on bond and could not be reached for comment. He is suspended without pay, said a county spokeswoman.

According to a police affidavit, the teenager was under court order to be fingerprinted; the complaint did not list a reason why she was under the supervision of a probation officer.

On Feb. 26, Wilson grabbed the girl's buttocks twice as he took her fingerprints, then pulled her toward him and tried to kiss her before she fled from the room, police said.

The teen told a family therapist who had accompanied her to the court building. That therapist was not in the room, the affidavit states.

The girl and the therapist faxed statements to police March 2, and Wilson was interviewed March 30 and denied the allegations, police said. The teen's mother asked investigators to wait to file charges.

On Nov. 5, Wilson processed a 32-year-old Homestead woman who was under court order to be fingerprinted. He pressed the woman's hand against his crotch and kissed and hugged her, the affidavit states.

The woman fled and encountered a cleaning woman who, seeing how upset she was, directed her to county police to make a statement.

Police said Wilson told investigators that the woman said she was nervous because she hadn't been in trouble before, and he kissed and hugged her "one time because he felt sorry for her."

According to county records, Wilson was hired as an identification technician in April 2006.

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