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WILKES-BARRE — George Ostroski signed a plea agreement with prosecutors at his preliminary hearing on charges he exposed himself to a woman demanding a sex act.


Only Ostroski’s attorney, Joseph Sklarosky Sr., believes the charges should never have been filed.


Sklarosky said Friday that Ostroski, 67, of Zerby Avenue, Edwardsville, and the woman were involved in a relationship, and plans to have Ostroski’s plea agreement rescinded.


Ostroski appeared before Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley on a request by prosecutors to revoke his $25,000 unsecured bail on an unrelated case that he offered alcohol to a girl.


Prosecutors wanted Ostroski’s bail revoked due to his June 2 arrest by Edwardsville police that he exposed himself to the woman inside her residence on Zerby Avenue.


Edwardsville police Officer Michael Lehman had just started to testify Friday when Sklarosky Sr. objected, saying Lehman’s memory of Ostroski’s latest arrest was “hearsay.”


“His arrest was the result of what the woman told (police),” Sklarosky Sr. told Gartley.


The criminal complaint says the woman provided a statement about the alleged exposure at the Edwardsville Police Department. She claimed Ostroski refused to leave her residence despite her telling him to get out. After Ostroski allegedly exposed himself and performed a sex act while asking for sex, the woman recorded the act on a cellphone, the complaint says.


“There are certainly questions about this second arrest,” Sklarosky Sr. said.


Ostroski represented himself at his preliminary hearing on Wednesday at which he waived, sending two counts of disorderly conduct, and one count each of indecent exposure and harassment to county court.


Gartley said she only wanted to know if Ostroski was arrested by police.


Assistant District Attorney Brian Coleman said he was, which resulted in Gartley revoking Ostroski’s bail for allegedly offering a girl alcohol.


Sklarosky Sr. said he plans to petition to court to send the exposure case back before District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston for a preliminary hearing.


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