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January 16, 2014

Victim sues Pittsburgh over cop’s sexual extortion

PITTSBURGH — The fifth and final victim of a since-fired Pittsburgh police officer who’s in prison for trying to extort sexual favors from women has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and top public safety officials.

The Associated Press is not identifying the woman who filed Thursday’s lawsuit because she was previously found to be a victim of sexual assault when the officer, 36-year-old Adam Skweres, pleaded guilty last year.

He’s serving up to eight years in prison on charges he forced, or tried to force, five women to have sex with him.

The 35-year-old woman now suing the city says Skweres came to her home in uniform in 2012 and forced her to perform a sex act, after offering “to help her incarcerated boyfriend in exchange for sex.”


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