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Prostitution promotion acknowledged in Pa. court

July 19, 2000

Prostitution promotion acknowledged in Pa. court



By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man charged with paying three teenagers for sexual acts pleaded guilty Wednesday in Franklin County Court to a charge of promoting prostitution.

Gary Arnold Wease, 48, of 34 Strickley Ave., faces up to seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine for the third-degree felony, according to Assistant District Attorney John Lisko. He is scheduled for sentencing on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

According to court records, Waynesboro Police had also charged Wease with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, corruption of a minor and furnishing alcohol to minors.

Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse is a first-degree felony and conviction on that charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years, according to state law.

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District Justice Larry Pentz said those charges were withdrawn by the prosecution when Wease agreed to waive his preliminary hearing on June 5.

The affidavit of probable cause said the victims were three girls ages 13, 14 and 15. The incidents occurred at Wease's home on March 1, 2 and 3.

The affidavit said the 14-year-old and a 15-year-old friend went to Wease's home on March 1 to sort baseball cards. During the visit, the affidavit said Wease gave brandy to the 15-year-old.

The next day Wease paid the 14-year-old to perform a sexual act, the affidavit said. The next day all three girls were at his house and he paid them $75 each to perform a "lesbian show," then paid the 14-year-old to perform another sexual act on him, according to the affidavit.

In entering the plea agreement, Lisko said Wease admitted to paying the girl $50 to perform a sexual act. Wease entered the plea before Court of Common Pleas Judge John R. Walker.

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