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Former Franklin County assistant district attorney charged with simple assault

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HAMPDEN TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa.–A former Franklin County assistant district attorney is facing assault charges following a domestic disturbance in Cumberland County last month.

Gerard N. Mangieri, 33, of Camp Hill is charged with simple assault and harassment. He was arraigned Tuesday and remains free on $10,000 bail.

According to the criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to a home along East Trindle Road for an active domestic dispute on November 14. While police were en route, 911 advised police that a woman left the scene with the couples 2-year-old child.

Police stopped the vehicle and the woman explained that she had recently filed for child and spousal support against  Mangieri, court document state. She said when Mangieri arrived home, he was holding an envelope and appeared agitated.  During the confrontation, Mangieri hit the woman in the abdomen with his knee and scratched her shoulder, according to the criminal complaint. The woman was holding the couple’s 2-year-old child and when she tried to leave Mangieri grabbed her by her sweatshirt, scratching her on her upper back, court documents state.

Mangieri had been working as an assistant district attorney for the Franklin County District Attorney’s office since 2010.

“While everyone charged with a crime enjoys the presumption of innocence in court, a DA’s Office employee who is charged with any crime is per se unfit to continue to perform duties,” according to a Franklin County District Attorney Matt Fogal.

Mangieri has since been terminated, Fogal said.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 21.