South Park Native Charged In Assault

A 63-year-old man from South Park has admitted to a charge of aggravated indecent assault in connection with a 4-year-old girl who is described in court papers as a close family friend.

The incident occurred in the 1990’s outside Philadelphia and Jerome Potosnak pleaded guilty to the charge Monday in Montgomery County Court. Sentencing has been delayed, pending an investigation to determine whether he should be judged a sexual violent predator under Megan’s Law.

Potosnak’s ex-wife, Bonnie McElheny of Munhall, told KDKA-TV that she wants to see him sentenced to the maximum term, adding that she feels the maximum isn’t enough.

As for the young victim now in her teens, McElheny said having a relationship with a guy is really tough on her.

The family is trying to get the victim counseling so she can move on with her life.

  • nancydrew

    Better stay out of the Park and the Burgh. This garbage better be thrown away in jail til the day he dies!

    • McElheny

      Thank you for your support. I really appreciate people like you.

  • Mike Campbell

    What KDKA should do is review the background of the person they are speaking to. Bonnie McElheny has had personal issues for years. Mr Potosnak was forced into the confession for fear of a long term sentence. KDKA should also look a the family of Miss McElheny and the drug problems they have. I used to know MR. Potosnak and his ex-wife has been trying to get him into trouble since their devoice.

    • McElheny

      They have done a background check on all of us in this house; so, you better get your facts straight before you open your mouth and insert foot.So called Mr. Potosnak was not forced into any confession. If you had your facts straight you would have known that I have not been trying to get him in trouble since we were divorced because it would have started in 2003 and not when it did. I did not have to get him in trouble, he did all that by himself. If I were you I would not be so proud of myself calling him a friend.

    • McElheny

      Mike Campbell: I think you should get your facts straight before you start slandering the people in this household, we have all had background checks on all of us. You probably got your information from a sex offender. You should look up his record from 30 years ago and his dishonorable discharge from the Navy. You also must not know that we were also divorced in 2003; so, why would I wait until now. Would you confess or plead guilty the way he did if you didn’t do it. I myself wouldn’t.

  • McElheny

    Apparently you are no better than he is and you are probably related to the pig and I feel sorry for you.

    • McElheny

      I,m sorry i was not sure if you were calling me white trash or him.

  • McElheny

    You are one sick mother to think a three or four year old would ask you to do that to her. Personaly I think the police should look you up on the internet and find you and arrest you because you sound like a child molester youyself.

  • McElheny

    Maybe some of you should look up Jerome Potosnak’s record. His record consists of: Rape, deviet sexual acts, indecent exposure,assult, burglary,etc. He was also dishonorably discharged from the Navy and this all happened about 30 yeras ago while he was still married to his then wife Carol Coleman and she condoned the whole thing and stayed with him anyway. A real sick individual.

  • McElheny

    Excuse me, were you calling me or him, or all of us white trash.

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