Reporter Accused Of Sending Nude Picture To Minor

BUFFALO TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A local newspaper reporter has been suspended without pay after allegedly engaging in lewd behavior with a minor.

According to State Police, Patrick Shuster, 41, of Kittanning, sent a nude picture of himself to two girls, ages 12 and 13.

The alleged incident took place on June 29, when Shuster began a text message conversation with one of the girls. He had known the girl for about a year from various family functions.

According to the affidavit, Shuster asked the girls to send him a dirty picture. After sending him a picture of their dirty feet, he asked for another picture before sending the nude picture of himself.

“The content of the text message showed a picture of some male genitalia,” State Police Lt. Thomas Dubovi said.

The recipient of the picture came with her mother to State police saying she was an innocent victim.

“From our investigation, they didn’t solicit this at all – even sent him a text message back scolding him as to why would he send something like that,” Lt. Dubovi said.

Later in the day, Shuster engaged one of the victims in a conversation on Facebook and apologized. He also said, “Everything was deleted, I hope.”

He was interviewed by Pennsylvania State Police in East Franklin Township, where he allegedly admitted to sending the picture.

He said he thought the girl was 14 or 15-years-old and said he was sorry for his actions.

“He knew the family and was aware of their approximate age,” Lt. Dubovi said.

Shuster, a reporter for the Kittanning Leader Times, is facing charges of open lewdness, corruption of minors and indecent exposure.

He’s now out of jail on $15,000 bond. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for next week.

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One Comment

  1. Daniel says:

    What is wrong with this world? It is truly going down hill, and fast.

  2. Clem says:

    We gots neked pickers all over the walls in the mine, can’t see half of em cause its to dag gum dark whats a big deal?

  3. sickening says:

    Oh, so sending a nude picture of oneself to a 14 or 15 year old makes it better, huh? POS.

  4. critter says:

    democrat

    1. Dr. Watson says:

      RIght. Yeah. This is totally relevant.

  5. Lou Grant says:

    That is why you should Never trust a reporter

  6. Thomas R. Skidmore says:

    Another perfect example of why Humanity overall is becoming increasingly dumbed down. Sometimes I think we’re too “civilized” for our own good. This “civilized” person–a reported, no less–definitely cannot continue to exist in our Universe.

  7. Thomas Skidmore says:

    Another perfect example of why Humanity overall is becoming increasingly dumbed down. Sometimes I think we’re too “civilized” for our own good. This “civilized” person–a reported, no less–definitely cannot continue to exist in our Universe.

  8. gilman says:

    This halfwit should be instituionalized. Such vermin don’t belong among the public.

  9. MrHOP says:

    Why would anyone be so stupid to do something like thsi?

  10. Thomas J Duttine says:

    What an IDIOT!

  11. ven says:

    “He said he thought the girl was 14 or 15-years-old and said he was sorry for his actions.” Oh, ok, you’re off the hook! His actions and that statement proves he should be locked up for a VERY long time.

  12. Anonymous says:

    If Mr. Shuster knew the age of the girls, why would even begin any interaction with them?

  13. Anonymous says:

    he looks li9ke a D H

  14. Susie says:

    Like father like son. I knew this guy in college. His father, a professor at the same school used to proposition young co-eds, grope them, and even exposed himself to me years ago. He’s often a guest ‘expert’ on KDKA radio. Makes my skin crawl every time I hear his voice on the radio. Wonder if this behavior is genetic.

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