- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - The former chief executive officer of the Boal Mansion Museum will faces separate trials on charges that he enticed a 17-year-old to cross state lines for sex last year, and subsequent charges that he created child pornography and tried to destroy unspecified evidence on a cellphone.

A federal judge in Williamsport agreed with Christopher Lee’s attorney that trying the cases together would be unfair. That’s because the alleged child pornography wasn’t related to charges that he enticed the teen to have sex on the museum’s premises, where students from around the world work as volunteer guides.

The 66-year-old’s trial on the interstate child-sex charges is now scheduled to begin Aug. 31.

The homestead museum about 140 miles east of Pittsburgh commemorates the family which founded the Farmers High School, which eventually became Penn State University

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