A fired Pittsburgh police officer who's been confined to his home awaiting trial on charges he tried to coerce five women to have sex with him can leave his house -- but only to find a job, attend religious services, and go to a doctor.
An Allegheny County judge said Wednesday that Adam Skweres can only leave his home three times a week, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. over the next 30 days to accomplish those things.
“He was terminated by the Pittsburgh police effective immediately. Upon his request, he is now seeking employment because he has to pay attorney Ecker and I, and we’re not the cheapest guys in town,” Skweres’ defense attorney Phil DiLucente said.
Prosecutors opposed any release, saying Skweres has threatened the victims. His defense attorneys argued Skweres isn't a threat to the women or (likely to) run away from his pending cases.
“Judge Cashman modified the electronic monitoring so on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Adam can leave his home to meet with his lawyers and try to find a job,” DiLucente said.
Skweres has denied charges that he tried to extort sexual acts from the women in exchange for offering them, or their boyfriends, help with legal problems.