Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bus Driver Anthony James Leffler Accused of Molesting Boy on Bus

A Port Authority bus driver accused of molesting a boy on his empty bus July 3 on Freeport Road will stand trial.

Anthony James Leffler, 52, of the Morningside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, faces misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of minors.

On Monday, prosecutors without comment dropped an unlawful restraint charge, a felony, against Leffler.

Leffler's attorney, Anthony Foglia, insisted yesterday that the remaining charges are a mistake because he says nothing improper happened.

In an affidavit, investigators said a Port Authority surveillance camera captured the incident.

Leffler's attorney said a judge and jury will treat the case differently when they see the tape.

"There is no illegal sexual conduct at all. There was no crime," Foglia said outside the courtroom.

Leffler "doesn't know what he did wrong," Foglia said.

An assistant district attorney declined comment yesterday.

The Valley News Dispatch does not identify people purported to be the victim of sexual assault.

The charges were held for court by District Judge David Sosovicka of Harmar.

Leffler is scheduled to be formally charged Oct. 1 in Allegheny County Court in Pittsburgh.

1 comment:

  1. What is this?? This man was found innocent in a court of law of all charges!! YOU are abusing this man, his young children and all those who know and love him! Take this down!!!