Summerville Man Sentenced Up to 80 Years in Child Sex Abuse Case
BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A Summerville man, best known as the co-founder of Brookville Behavioral Health, was sentenced to up to 80 years in prison Monday on charges related to the sexual assault of a minor in the 1990s.
According to the Punxsutawney Spirit, President Judge John H. Foradora sentenced 57-year-old Glenn Edward Tetro, of Summerville, to a minimum of 21 years up to a maximum of 80 years in state prison.
According to court documents, on Wednesday, January 30, a jury found Tetro guilty on following charges:
– Rape Person Less Than 13 Years of Age, Felony 1 (three counts)
– Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse – Person Less Than 13 Yrs Age, Felony 1 (three counts)
– Statutory Sexual Assault, Felony 2 (three counts)
– Indecent Assault Person Less Than 13 Years of Age, Misdemeanor 1 Guilty (four counts)
The jurors found Tetro not guilty on the following charges:
– Rape Person Less Than 13 Years of Age, Felony 1 (two counts)
– Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse – Person Less Than 13 Yrs Age, Felony 1 (two counts)
– Statutory Sexual Assault, Felony 2 (two counts)
– Indecent Assault Person Less Than 13 Years of Age, Not Guilty (28 counts)
He originally faced 215 counts of sexual assault-related charges; however, 168 charges were withdrawn on January 29, 2019.
Court documents indicate Tetro was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on January 30. Previously, he was free on a $300,000.00 surety bond that was posted by a professional bondsman.
According to a criminal complaint filed by Punxsutawney-based State Police Trooper Weaver, the investigation began after the female victim reported to police that she was sexually abused by Tetro on several occasions between September 1994 and March 1998 at a residence in Summerville.
According to the criminal complaint, Tetro was working at a local youth facility as a counselor at the time of the sexual assaults.
Most of the abuse occurred within the Summerville residence; however, the victim said that two of the incidents occurred inside a Michigan home.
On February 20, 2018, around 11:30 a.m., the victim contacted Tetro and carried on a 19-minute phone conversation with him. During the conversation, Tetro indicated that he was sorry for what he had done, according to the criminal complaint.
Tetro was taken into custody on Thursday, March 1, 2018, and arraigned at 5:10 p.m. before District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak in Brookville.
EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Extreme graphic details were not included due to the sexual nature of the crimes.
*EDITOR’S NOTE 2: Several details were removed from this article to help protect the identity of the victim.
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