Lackawanna County Attorney Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Sex Acts for his Legal Services

October 10, 2023 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Michelle Henry announced that a Lackawanna County defense attorney, Corey Kolcharno, pleaded guilty to providing his legal services to four female clients in exchange for sexual acts and materials.

Kolcharno, 49, pleaded guilty Tuesday to four felony counts of promoting prostitution. He will be sentenced on a later date following a presentence investigation.

As part of the plea agreement terms, Kolcharno is required to give up his license to practice law.

“The defendant preyed upon the vulnerabilities of his clients for his own sexual gratification,” Attorney General Henry said. “Officers of the court are held to higher standards because their work is essential to our justice system, and this individual manipulated and abused those he had an obligation to defend.”

An investigation by the Office of Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Police revealed that Kolcharno used his position as an attorney to solicit sexual acts and materials from clients between 2018 and 2022. The clients were struggling with addiction, had a history of being sexually abused, or were enduring other challenges.

This case was referred to the Office of Attorney General by the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office and is being prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Anthony Forray.

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