New Charges Filed Against Former City Police Recruit Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 2 Teens

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — A former Pittsburgh Police recruit, who is scheduled to go to trial in Westmoreland County on charges that he had sex with two teenage girls, is facing new charges.

Investigators say Cyrus Sukhadia also allegedly exchanged lewd photographs with three teenage girls, a 13-year-old girl in Belle Vernon and two 15-year-olds in Pittsburgh and Butler.

Sukhadia, of Beechview, was arraigned on Friday.

Investigators gathered the new evidence from Sukhadia’s cell phone, which was taken from him by police when he was arrested for allegedly giving alcohol to a minor.

One of the alleged recipients of the lewd messages told police Sukhadia sent her naked pictures of himself, and asked her to send sexually-explicit pictures back. That is when she stopped communicating with him, and deleted the messages.

The other two alleged victims said Sukhadia sent similar pictures to them. They also say Sukhadia offered to get them drugs so they could “party.”

The 15-year-old girl from Butler County told investigators: “One picture allegedly showed Sukhadia in his police uniform.”

The new charges were filed by the state Attorney General’s Office. Agents say Sukhadia is accused of using various social media apps, including Kik, Snapchat and Whisper to communicate with the victims

A judge set Sukhadia’s bond at $75,000, which was posted by a family member. He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing next week.

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