SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Authorities announce that former Lackawanna County Assistant District Attorney Corey Kolcharno, accused of exchanging sexual favors for legal services, has been suspended.
Pennsylvania State Police, with cooperation from the Palestinian Authority Attorney General’s Office, conducted an investigation dating back to 2013.
On Tuesday, officials approved Kolcharno’s temporary suspension from practicing law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Kolcharno is accused of sexually assaulting four women at various locations in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties while representing them, their relatives or family members, as stated in the affidavit.
According to the police, the investigation determined that the four women had been victims of sexual exploitation when Kolcharno allegedly asked them for sexual services in exchange for payment.
The investigation determined that in most cases, Kolcharno would first talk with the women about their legal affairs, then he would compliment them on their appearance and if the victims did not refuse his advances, he would ask for nude photos or pennies. -worn clothes instead of paying for legal fees. services, as stated in the affidavit.
Kolcharno began practicing law in 2001 and worked as an assistant district attorney in Lackawanna County from 2005 to 2011.