UPDATES: Day Care Worker Arrested by Baldwin Police for Sexual Assault

Thomas Cottrill, 64, was arrested on Feb. 29 on charges of molesting a girl in 2004.

arrested day care worker Thomas Cottrill, 64, on Wednesday on charges that Cotrill molested a 7-to-8-year-old girl in 2004.

Baldwin police made the arrest at the Nancy Podrat Group Day Care Home in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill South neighborhood, where Cottrill was employed.

Cotrill is charged with indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors and indecent exposure. He is in the Allegheny County Jail and will have a preliminary hearing in the  office of Magistrate John N. Bova of District Court 05-2-18 on Tuesday. UPDATE: Hearing postponed to April 17.

Baldwin police are involved because the accusations stem from when Cottrill babysat the girl while she lived with her family in Baldwin.

Cottrill did not meet the girl through his work at the day care center, but police are worried that other children may have been victimized. Anyone with information about other potential victims should call the Baldwin police at 412-882-9600, ext. 200.


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Robert Edward Healy, III March 06, 2012 at 05:36 PM
UPDATE: Cottrill's hearing before Judge Bova has been postponed to April 10.
Robert Edward Healy, III April 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM
UPDATE: Cottrill's hearing before Judge Bova was postponed again to April 17, and on that date, Bova held all of Cottrill's charges. He is now scheduled for a formal arraignment at the Allegheny County Courthouse on June 7.
Robert Edward Healy, III December 18, 2012 at 04:04 PM
In case you hadn't seen this: http://patch.com/A-0vmq.
cc March 06, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Thank goodness this monster was found guilty.


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