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Child-sex trial delayed for Boal Mansion official

November 18, 2014

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Federal prosecutors and a defense attorney have agreed to delay the trial of a central Pennsylvania museum official jailed on child-sex and pornography charges.

Defense attorney Kyle Rude says he agreed to delay the Dec. 1 trial for at least 60 days at the request of federal prosecutors in Williamsport.

Rude represents 65-year-old Christopher G. Lee, who heads the Boal Mansion Museum in Boalsburg, about 140 miles east of Pittsburgh. The homestead commemorates the Boal family, which founded the town where the museum is located and the Farmers High School, which eventually became Penn State University.

Rude says Lee “believes he will prevail” against charges that he had sex with a minor earlier this year on the museum premises, where students from across the United States and other countries volunteer to work as guides.

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