- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A judge has dismissed all charges against a sex offender accused of offering a 12-year-old boy candy at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Science Center.

Sherwood Stevenson’s lawyer says evidence prosecutors presented at a preliminary hearing Wednesday didn’t support the charges against the 76-year-old Clinton resident.

Police charged Stevenson with unlawful contact with a minor and other offenses after they say he sneaked into the science center Feb. 4, followed the boy’s gifted class and sat between him and a teacher in the center’s planetarium.

They say Stevenson pretended to be the boy’s grandfather when a teacher confronted him.

Stevenson pleaded guilty in 2011 to charges he fondling a 6-year-old boy on a Florida cruise.

Police say he hadn’t updated his Megan’s Law registration and skipped court-ordered treatment sessions.


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