Supreme Court Accepts Lawyer’s Resignation From Pa. Bar

A criminal defense lawyer sentenced 25 to 50 years in prison for sex crimes with minors, including an estimated five incidents in the Criminal Justice Center, has voluntarily resigned from the Pennsylvania state bar.

Larry Charles’ Feb. 28 resignation from the bar was accepted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Thursday.  Charles had agreed to an emergency suspension of his legal license after his arrest in January 2007 by sheriff’s deputies who discovered him with naked and with a 14-year-old girl in the CJC.

Charles was sentenced Dec. 20 by an out-of-county judge, Berks Common Pleas Senior Judge Albert A. Stallone, for sex crimes between 1999 and 2007 related to six girls authorities said Charles raped, molested or groped.

Charles, 50, is currently being held at State Correctional Institution Camp Hill in Cumberland County, the state’s diagnostic and classification center for men.

Charles pleaded no contest before Stallone to crimes including rape, indecent assault and corruption of minors.

Stallone sentenced Charles for consecutive sentences for the crimes related to each of the girls, including seven to 14 years for raping a 5-year-old girl.

Authorities said Charles sexually abused the girls in both of his offices in Center City and Southwest Philadelphia, in the deposit rooms of banks, in the Criminal Justice Center and in motels.

The criminal case against Charles broke open when sheriff’s deputies found him with a 14-year-old girl after engaging with sexual contact with her in a third-floor attorneys’ lounge at the CJC on Martin Luther King Day 2007.

Charles was ruled to a sexually violent predator and pedophile strongly attracted to both pre-pubescent and post-pubescent children during a Megan’s Law hearing held before his sentencing.

 — Amaris Elliott-Engel, staff reporter

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One Comment on “Supreme Court Accepts Lawyer’s Resignation From Pa. Bar”

  1. Ima DingBat Says:

    Why is this pervert still functioning? We can all only hope that he receives “True Justice” in the State Penitentiary where he is sent to rot. It’s a damn shame that the taxpayers have to pay to keep his sorry self for all those years. However, the “Bright Side” of this pathetic situation is that we can be reasonably sure that his existence will be a “Living Hell” for at least the next 25 years – if he lives that long!

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