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Former Greensburg fire administrator indicted by grand jury

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Oct 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-29 14:14:12-04

GREENSBURG — A grand jury indicted a former administrator at the Greensburg Fire Department on several charges, including child solicitation and official misconduct, according to court records.

Former Assistant Chief Andrew Witkemper was charged Tuesday with child solicitation, possession of child pornography, child seduction, dissemination of matter harmful to minors and official misconduct, according to court records.

The charges stem from alleged crimes between December 2016 and April 2021, according to charging documents.

A jury trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Feb. 16, according to online court records.

According to a statement from the City of Greensburg, Witkemper was placed on administrative leave on Sept. 14, 2020, and retired on Oct. 20, 2020.

You can read the full statement below:

When the investigation was brought to our attention, the person in question was placed on administrative leave on September 14, 2020. The official notice of retirement for said person was dated and signed by them on October 17, 2020 and the notice was received by the City on October 20, 2020. As October 17, 2020, the person in question has not been an employee and the City of Greensburg has had no contact or contract with them. This is an ongoing investigation with a pending case, and there is no further comment at this time.