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Scott Township Man Accused of Molesting Boy Held for Court

The Scott Township man accused of molesting a young boy over several years was held for court on indecent assault and other charges.

The Scott Township man accused of molesting a young boy over several years was held for court on indecent assault and other charges during his preliminary hearing on March 28.

Scott Township police charged Garry Burgess, 44, on March 8 with felony counts of indecent assault, endangering the welfare of a child, corruption of minors, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and unlawful contact with a minor.

District Judge Gary Zyra held Burgess for court on all of the charges except for the unlawful contact count, which was dismissed.

Investigators said the molestation began about five years ago when the boy was in second grade. The boy told investigators that the sexual abuse occurred five to seven times at Burgess’ Glendale home until he was 10 years old.

Multiple media reports indicated that Burgess worked as a chef at the Chartiers Country Club in Robinson Township.

He is currently free on $50,000 bond.

 

District Judge Gary Zyra – 3/28

Charges waived to court

Retail theft and conspiracy charges against Amanda L. Bobnes, 24, and Dallas A. Bobnes, 19, both of Pittsburgh, were waived to court. Scott Township police charged both of them in October following incidents on Oct. 9 and 11.

Charges of drunken driving and reckless driving against Frank V. Ragghianti, 67, of Carnegie, were waived to court. Scott Township police arrested Ragghianti on Jan. 2.

Charges of forgery and altered access device against Malika M. Edge Owens, 20, of Pittsburgh, were waived to court while a theft charge was withdrawn. Scott Township police charged Edge Ownes on Feb. 25.

Charges of simple assault and harassment against Gary L. Schuck, 54, of Scott Township, were waived to court. Scott Township police charged Schuck on March 23.

Charges of retail theft and conspiracy against David Goscinski, 32, of McMurray, were waived to court. Scott Township police charged Goscinski on Feb. 13.

 

Charges reduced or withdrawn

A disorderly conduct charge against Louis L. Jackson Jr., 32, of Pittsburgh, was reduced to a non-traffic citation while a theft charge was withdrawn. Scot Township police originally charged Jackson Jr. on Feb. 11.

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