A state constable pleaded guilty today to corrupting three teenage boys and, as part of a deal with prosecutors, was to be released from jail.
Brian Scott Franklin, 34, of Carrick, was sentenced to time served in the Allegheny County Jail -- a little less than five months -- and given five years of probation by Common Pleas Judge Edward J. Borkowski.
In exchange for Mr. Franklin's guilty plea to three counts of corruption of minors, a misdemeanor, prosecutors dropped felony charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and endangering the welfare of children.
Mr. Franklin was charged with touching a 14-year-old boy's genitals in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant on Route 8 in Shaler in July. The victim told police he was scared of Mr. Franklin because as a constable, he always carried a gun.
After his initial arrest, two more victims came forward claiming that Mr. Franklin molested them during overnight stays at his home.
A 15-year-old boy said Mr. Franklin groped him and the two performed oral sex on each other during several sleepovers in 2007 and '08 when Mr. Franklin lived in Lawrenceville, then later when he moved to Carrick. A 14-year-old boy told investigators that Mr. Franklin started touching him during an overnight in Carrick in April 2008, but he rebuffed the man's advances.
In addition to the probation, Judge Borkowski ordered Mr. Franklin to have no contact with the victims and to undergo a mental health evaluation.
According to court records, Mr. Franklin became a constable in 2004 and was placed on inactive status in September, meaning he cannot perform any duties of a constable.
Brian Scott Franklin, 34, of Carrick,PA
Seems to enjoy the company of young boys.