Thursday, March 1, 2012

PA - Former state trooper (Douglas Sversko) in nude video case will lose $2,901 monthly pension

Douglas Sversko
Original Article

03/01/2012

By JOHN BEAUGE

LEWISBURG — The former state trooper who admitted he sent a sexually explicit video to whom he thought was a 13-year-old girl will not lose his monthly pension of $2,901.

The charges of unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a communication device to which Douglas N. Sversko, 44, of Lewisburg, pleaded guilty in Dauphin County court are not among the crimes for which a pension is forfeited, a spokeswoman for the State Employees Retirement System explained.

Sversko, who in December was put on five years probation that included six months of house arrest and a sex offender registration requirement, danced nude in front of a computer while using an Internet chat room. An agent posed as the girl.

Sversko, a trooper since 1993 and assigned to the Milton substation at the time of his arrest, retired in April.

WHAT’S NEXT: Five bills are pending in the Legislature that either raise the number of crimes for which state workers could lose their pension or change when a forfeiture decision is made. Currently it is at sentencing.