Charges to be Dropped Against Former Lackawanna County Prison Corrections Officer

SCRANTON, Pa. -- One of seven corrections officers accused of sexually assaulting inmates at the Lackawanna County prison is set to have his charges dropped by prosecutors.

Paul Voglino was arrested back in February of 2018. He was charged with one count of sexual assault, accused of assaulting an inmate in the early 2000s.

Voglino's defense attorney tells Newswatch 16 that the state attorney general's office has filed the paperwork to drop that charge.

This signifies the resolution in a fourth case against a former Lackawanna County corrections officer. None has been a clear win for the state.

Back in February, George McHale was acquitted of the charges against him. Two other former officers have entered no-contest pleas, meaning they don't have to admit guilt but are sentenced as if they were.

10 comments

  • truthbetold37

    I’m glad they were dropped. All these “do gooders” want to do is believe inmates. I hope he sues the bejesus out of everyone who slandered him.

  • peatermoss

    So nice to see that the moderator removed all comments questioning the accident investigation of Tammy Fox.
    Brake line was cut, late model car, airbags never deployed, no mention of that in the news article.
    Obviously a shady investigation went on

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