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Article published March 25, 2013
Doctor to enter plea in sex case with teens
A one-time prominent Butler doctor already in prison for molesting a former Boy Scout is expected to enter a plea on allegations that he also inappropriately touched two boys from Summit Academy. David Evanko, 59, is scheduled to appear in Butler County Court on April 22 for what court records have deemed “a plea and special sentencing.” Evanko’s defense attorney, Stanton Levenson of Pittsburgh, confirmed the purpose of the court appearance, but he refused to reveal any of the details of the proposed plea arrangement. Dennis Fisher, a spokesman for the state attorney general’s office, which is prosecuting both cases, refused to “confirm or deny” any details related to the case because it still is pending. Even if both sides agree to a plea, it still would need a judge’s approval to be official. Evanko is accused of using his position as a doctor to assault two residents of Summit Academy, ages 15 and 17, who were supposed to be receiving medical treatment in 2008 and 2009. Meantime, Evanko still is in the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill, where he is serving a 6- to 15-year prison sentence that was issued for the Boy Scout case, in which Evanko was convicted of statutory rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.