Former Deputy Coroner Sent to Prison for Assault on Teen

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TAMAQUA, Pa. -- A former deputy coroner for Carbon and Schuylkill Counties will spend at least six years in prison.

Edward Smith of Tamaqua was sentenced Tuesday to six to 20 years for unlawful contact with a minor and other charges.

Smith was arrested last September after investigators say he sexually abused a teenage boy at his home in Tamaqua starting in 2015.

The attorney general says Smith also paid the victim to pose for pictures later found on Smith's phone.

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    • lickerblisters

      Who are you arguing with J? You’ve already read my two posts below. I call out all peoples regardless of name or ethnicity. Go argue with your wife or something.

      • J (@ds18301)

        Not an argument — just an observation. (and your comments have nothing to do with it). But please don’t play dumb. Read any article here that happens to have a person who is not Caucasian accused of a crime. That person immediately becomes *the* example of what “those people” are *all* like. Caucasian? Just a bad apple (probably “just” a drug addict) Sad, worthless and dangerous ignorance: “They came for the Jews but I wasn’t a Jew so I said nothing, they came for the Catholics but I wasn’t a Catholic…”

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