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Four more teenagers reported that a softball and basketball coach had sex with them, prosecutors revealed as investigators continue to look into allegations against the 36-year-old Richland Township man.
The girls came forward following Eric Romig’s arrest last week on a half-dozen sex charges, including institutional sexual assault, after a 16-year-old girl’s parents discovered he was allegedly having sex with their daughter, according to court records.
The new allegations were enough for Jennifer Schorn, chief of the Bucks County district attorney’s major crimes division, to request Romig’s bail be raised.
Following a bail modification hearing Wednesday, Judge Wallace Bateman ordered Romig’s bail raised from 10 percent of $500,000 to $1 million cash, meaning Romig would have to post $1 million to be released.
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The suspended principal of Pittsburgh Brookline K-8 accused of exposing himself at a McCandless gym was held for court Wednesday on several charges.
But the district judge presiding over the preliminary hearing for Alfonzo DeIuliis dismissed three charges, including what his attorney called the “most serious” one.
Mr. DeIuliis, 37, of Hampton was ordered to stand trial on charges of indecent exposure, open lewdness, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor and harassment involving one alleged victim, 17, at a hearing before District Judge William K. Wagner.
Charges of indecent exposure and open lewdness for a second alleged victim were held for court.
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WYOMING, PA— Six months to the day after he took an oath as a part-time borough police officer, Cody Lee Smith faces charges that he had inappropriate contact with a teen when she was 16 and he was 20.
State troopers on Wednesday charged Smith, 21, of Wyoming with three counts of corruption of minors and one count of furnishing liquor to a minor, all misdemeanors, for allegedly having sexual contact with the female and giving her alcohol.
Smith has been suspended from his post pending the outcome of the case, borough Mayor Bob Boyer said.
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A former Conrad Weiser High School coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl was handcuffed and taken to Berks County Prison today after allegedly violating an order for the second time in less than a month that he not contact the girl.
Benjamin J. Stopper, 31, of the 200 block of Longview Drive, South Heidelberg Township, is charged with having sexual contact with a child and corrupting a minor.
Stopper’s original bail set at $20,000 on Aug. 16, but Judge Thomas G. Parisi raised his bail to $100,000 on Sept. 11 after prosecutors alleged Stopper had contact with the girl against Parisi’s orders. Stopper’s family posted 10 percent of the bail, and Stopper was released.
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UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP, PA — State police arrested two Tamaqua adults for allegedly taking $583.23 in merchandise from the Wal-Mart on the 600 block of Gravel Pike on Aug. 15 at 5:42 p.m.
Store security saw Samantha Lynn Wagenhurst, 30, of Tamaqua, and Carlos Martinez, 29, of Tamaqua, allegedly placed numerous electronic items and DVDs into a shopping cart. The pair allegedly instructed one of the children to push the shopping car past all points of sale and continue out of the store.
The 13-year-old child walked past all points of sale and was stopped by store security.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURTHOUSE— A Pottstown man will be under court supervision for four years for his involvement in an underage drinking party in a township hotel room.
Aaron Marcus Andrews, 19, of the 400 block of King Street, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to four years’ probation after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of corruption of a minor, specifically a 14-year-old girl, in connection with a May 14, 2011, incident at the Days Inn on Industrial Highway in Lower Pottsgrove.
Other charges of furnishing alcohol to a minor and conspiracy were dismissed against Andrews as part of the plea agreement accepted by Senior Judge S. Gerald Corso.
During the investigation, “it was learned that Andrews had taken a collection of money from persons in the hotel room” and went with others to a Pottstown pizza restaurant to purchase the alcohol that was discovered in the room. One of the teenage girls encountered by police was getting sick from the alcohol, court papers alleged.