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Posted on: October 13, 2022

FORMER CB WEST CHOIR DIRECTOR PLEADS NO CONTEST TO INDECENT ASSUALT OF TWO FORMER STUDENTS

Joseph Ohrt

Joseph G. Ohrt, the former choir director at Central Bucks West High School, pleaded no contest on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, to indecently assaulting two former students and filming another former student as he undressed.

Ohrt, 57, of Buckingham Township, entered his plea before Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey L. Finley to two counts each of indecent assault, corruption of minors and invasion of privacy and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

Sentencing was deferred for 90 days as Ohrt undergoes an assessment by the state Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. As part of his plea, he will be required to register as a sex offender for 15 years.

Ohrt was first charged on Feb. 8, 2022, after an investigation found he took a video recording of a former male student without consent.

Following the publicity of his arrest, detectives received multiple tips through emails, phone calls and on our CrimeWatch site from people reporting inappropriate past contact with Ohrt, leading to additional charges a month later that he sexually assaulted two former students. 

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