Man, 85, charged with sex assault

April 6, 2009 2:17:00 PM PDT
An 85-year-old man who had worked as a school crossing guard in northeastern Pennsylvania is accused of sex crimes involving a 16-year-old boy. Joseph Gyuriska surrendered Monday at a district judge's office in Dickson City. The Scranton man was charged Wednesday with several offenses and held on $200,000 bail until a preliminary hearing set for April 15.

Police said Gyuriska had been employed for at least a decade by the borough of Dunmore as a school crossing guard, but would only work from late August to November.

Gyuriska is charged along with 28-year-old Joseph Burns of Throop, who is accused of recording sex acts between Gyuriska and the boy on video.

It was unclear Monday afternoon if either man had a lawyer. No one answered the phone at the district judge's office.

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