Former magistrate registered as sex offender


RANKIN, Pa. - A former Rankin magistrate is on the Megan’s Law website as a registered sex offender.

Ross Cioppa, who was the district justice in Rankin for 13 years, had previously been accused of offering favorable rulings for women in exchange for sex.

Cioppa was sentenced to six months house arrest and four years probation after pleading guilty to four misdemeanor criminal counts.