PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh police officer accused of soliciting sexual favors from women in exchange for legal help has been released from the Allegheny County Jail.

Officer Adam Skweres left jail at about 5:30 p.m. Monday with his lawyers, Phil DiLucente and Jim Ecker. Skweres is now on house arrest pending his preliminary hearing.

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At a hearing before Common Pleas Court Judge Ed Borkowski, the prosecution argued Skweres was a threat to his alleged victims; however, the defense argued he underwent two mental health evaluations and will have no contact with his alleged victims under house arrest.

“This is a very serious situation,” DiLucente said. “This gentleman has served the community as well as our country, so we’re just happy that he lives to fight another day.”

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The KD Investigators first reported last week that Adam Skweres initially failed a psychological evaluation during his recruitment and was rejected by the city.

He appealed, and the city Civil Service Commission changed its screening process, allowing recruits to be seen by a panel of psychologists.

Now, the head of that commission tells Andy Sheehan the commission is re-evaluating that procedure to make sure “psychologically unsuitable” candidates are not hired.

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