GREENSBURG (KDKA) — Anthony Louis Boerio resigned as an assistant track coach at Penn Trafford High School in Westmoreland County back in May after allegations surfaced about alleged inappropriate texting with a teen.
The 53-year-old met the 15-year-old girl at the Greensburg YMCA where he worked.
According to the criminal complaint, once learning he was a track coach, the girl wanted Boerio to recommend some strength exercises. But police say that is not what she got after they exchanged telephone numbers.
Boerio was hired at the YMCA facility in April 2013 as a part-time fitness attendant.
According to the YMCA, a criminal background check turned up nothing, but when Boerio was charged with two misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors, the Greensburg YMCA responded.
“We are deeply troubled by the allegations facing Anthony Boerio, a part-time fitness attendant at our Y. As soon as we learned of the allegations, we barred him from entering our facility and suspended his employment, pending the outcome of related legal proceedings.”
Police say while interviewing the girl, she said text messages from Boerio became “creepy.”
Some of the messages she received between February and March were: “I was wondering what you look like when you wake up in the morning, I’d like to find out.” In another, he allegedly wrote, “If you get stuck at school just hike over to my place.”
Boerio did not deny sending the messages, telling police in April that he may have taken the girls attention the wrong way.
He has a preliminary hearing July 31.