PITTSBURGH — Three of the original six defendants are now officially dismissed from a lawsuit filed by a Zelienople family - including Butler County, the District Attorney's Office and one of the five families listed in the original false sexual assault lawsuit filed last year.
According to court filings approved by U.S. District Court Judge Mark Hornak, the county, district attorney's office and George, Pam and Meghan Villegas have been dismissed with prejudice from the case. This distinction means the charges cannot be brought against them again. All parties and counsel involved in the case approved the dismissal.
The parties were originally named in a lawsuit filed by the Flood family of Zelienople that claims their minor son, T.F., suffered physical torment and psychological trauma as a result of false sexual assault allegations.
This is an excerpt — pick up Wednesday's Butler Eagle for the full report.