E. Pa. mayor convicted in gun case has resigned
MARCUS HOOK, Pa. (AP) -- A Philadelphia-area mayor has resigned less than a month after being convicted in a drunken, armed encounter with a 20-year-old man at his home in February.
The Delaware County Daily Times ( http://bit.ly/IIDUOu ) reports Marcus Hook Mayor James "Jay" Schiliro submitted a resignation letter before Monday's borough council meeting.
The 39-year-old faces sentencing Jan. 13, but must first undergo psychosexual and psychological examinations, and drug and alcohol evaluations.
He was convicted last month of having an on-duty police officer drive the young man to Schiliro's home, where the former mayor gave the young man three glasses of wine before asking him to consent to a sex act.
Schiliro pulled a gun and became distraught when the man refused and wouldn't let the young man leave for a time.
Information from: Delaware County Daily Times, http://www.delcotimes.com