Victim sues Pittsburgh Public Schools over sexual abuse by convicted former school cop


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PITTSBURGH — A man sexually abused by a former Pittsburgh Public Schools police officer now serving 32 to 64 years in prison has sued the district for not stopping it.

The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday concerns 46-year-old Robert Lellock, who was convicted and sentenced in 2013 for molesting the plaintiff and three other boys in the late 1990s at a middle school.

The 29-year-old plaintiff says Lellock took him out of class more than two dozen times during the 1998-99 school year to molest him in a janitor's closet. The plaintiff says he was expelled in 1999 for bringing a knife to school — something he did because he feared Lellock.

The lawsuit says it's "unbelievable and conscience shocking" that school officials never questioned Lellock's odd habit of pulling boys out of class.

The district isn't commenting.

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