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Unusual plea deal for NE Pa. chief in sex case

May 12, 2014
Associated Press

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — An usual plea deal has been set in motion for a former northeastern Pennsylvania police chief who pleaded no contest to hindering a prosecution by having sex with the alleged victim.

WNEP-TV (http://bit.ly/1g2s7K1) said Monday that former Scott Township police Chief James Romano year may not learn his sentence until his 50th birthday, seven years from now.

Romano was charged last year with having sex with an alleged victim in a criminal case and telling her to not tell anyone.

He pleaded no contest and agreed to resign. But he wants his pension.

Romano's attorney says the problem is that they may not know until Romano turns 50 if he'll get his state pension.

Since his no contest plea, two judges have agreed to postpone sentencing in the meantime.

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Information from: WNEP-TV, http://www.wnep.com

 
 

 

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