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Man accused of sex assault on child at Walmart in court

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CHIPPEWA, Pa. - The man accused of sexually assaulting a young boy in a Beaver County Walmart last week was in court Thursday.   

Investigators said the suspect, Adam Tatusko, sexually assaulted a young boy in a Chippewa Walmart last week.  Hours earlier, police said Tatusko tried to do the same thing to a young boy at a nearby McDonalds.

Tatusko entered the hearing today with his face covered and surrounded by supporters.  None of them acknowledged our cameras. 


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Sources close to the investigation tell Channel 11 News the Tatusko has intellectual disabilities.  He had been accompanied to the Walmart by a caretaker from a private agency and he was allowed to go to the bathroom by himself.  

Channel 11 has also learned from sources that a caretaker accompanied Tatusko to the McDonalds prior to the Walmart incident.  Police said Tatusko told them he tried to grab another boy in the restroom at the fast-food restaurant.  

The Beaver County District Attorney's Office told WPXI's Amy Marcinkiewicz that he does not comment on mental health issues, but that the criminal case is moving forward.