Former LC coach waives preliminary hearing
Tim rdinski, the former lacrosse coach at Lansdale Catholic accused of making “deliberate” false accusations that school personnel had committed sexual misconduct, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Harry Nesbitt.
rdinski, 43, faces six misdemeanor charges, including four counts of stalking and two counts of harassment, according to information posted on Pennsylvania’s 8nLfiHG -uGLFLDO SyVWHP wHb portal.
The bail for rdinski — a Doylestown resident — will remain at $25,000 unsecured, according to his attorney, Sharif Abaza.
A formal arraignment in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas has been scheduled for Oct. 10 at 9:30 a.m. in Norristown, according to Nesbitt’s court.
rdinski and Abaza emerged from the court — located at the Babylon Business Campus on Sheehy Drive in Horsham — at 11 a.m., 15 minutes before the hearing was originally scheduled.
The defendant appeared before Nesbitt earlier Wednesday morning, according to an employee at the court. “It was a waiver,” she said. Speaking to reporters after the hearing, Abaza declined to comment on the nature of the charges.
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The decision by District Judge Harold Borek, of Lansdale, to recuse himself from the case caused its transfer to Nesbitt’s court.
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Between Oct. 19, 2011, and May 31, 2012, on seven separate occasions, rdinski allegedly sent false claims of sexual abuse in anonymous emails to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, according to WKH D$’V oIfiFH.
Authorities claim that in these emails, he claimed that both the Lansdale Catholic football and lacrosse coaches were engaged in sexual solicitation of players on their respective teams. rdinski also accused the Lansdale Catholic principal of “failing to take any action regarding the alleged misconduct,” according to the press release.
rdinski formerly worked as the head lacrosse coach at the Catholic school and was “the target of unfounded accusations” himself, according to the release.
Tim Udinski, left, leaves district court in Horsham with his attorney Aug. 29.