5th accuser claims Pittsburgh school officer made unwanted sexual contact

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PITTSBURGH —

A suspended Pittsburgh Public School District officer accused of sexual misconduct with students was arrested Wednesday.

Channel 11’s Alan Jennings confirmed through court records that Robert Lellock was charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, child endangerment, corruption of minors and sex crimes after a three-week investigation into allegations he abused students.

Lellock, 43, of Beltzhoover, is charged with more than 20 counts in connection with a series of reported crimes involving four students dating to 1998.

According to the criminal complaint, several accusers said they were taken out of class and assaulted in a room on the third floor of the Rooney Middle School.

The criminal complaint said one of the alleged victims said, "He was confused, embarrassed and afraid during the sexual abuse to the point he brought a knife to school."

A second accuser said Lellock indicated, "He was the person in control. He was the cop."

Another person claims he wasn't assaulted but Lellock would "meet him and his friends at locations near the school and give them marijuana."

Sources close to the investigation told Jennings that another accuser came forward Thursday morning claiming Lellock made unwanted sexual contact.

School officials accepted Lellock’s resignation at a meeting Wednesday night.

Lellock is in the Allegheny County Jail with bail set at $1 million.