2009-10-01 / Police Reports

Dad Of Woman Who Faked Abduction Faces Trial

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The father of a suburban Philadelphia woman who faked her abduction and fled with her daughter to Disney World has been ordered to stand trial over a scuffle with television cameramen.

Doylestown District Judge Philip Daly ruled Friday there’s enough evidence for Milton, Del., resident William Siner to stand trial on charges of disorderly conduct and simple assault.

The judge dismissed one count of simple assault. Defense attorney Robert Mancini indicated he found that encouraging.

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rosecutors say Siner attacked

TV cameramen outside a courtroom Aug. 27 after Bonnie Sweeten pleaded guilty to identity theft and making false reports. The incident was captured on video.

Mancini says Siner had felt harassed by news organizations.

One cameraman says he missed nearly a month of work. Another says he’s taking medication and undergoing physical therapy.

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