- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of having groped a U.S. marshal as she jogged near the Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania.

Nineteen-year-old Robert Flynn was held for court on an amended charge of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, indecent assault fleeing to avoid apprehension.

The marshal alleged that Flynn grabbed her buttocks and then pulled down her shorts on Sept. 2, and she chased him and kicked him in the groin and punched him when he lunged at her.

Flynn has also been charged with attacking two other women.

Defense attorney Lee Rothman said his client has mental health problems. He argued for dismissal of the most serious charge, saying Flynn didn’t know the woman was a federal marshal.


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