Homestead Officer Ronald DePellegrin, 48, admits that he allowed Diana Gross, 26, to give him oral sex before he informed her that he was actually a cop, according to the criminal complaint written by DePellegrin and obtained by The Smoking Gun.
DePellegrin says on March 22, he contacted Gross, who went by the name "Beckie Dymon" through the website Pittsburgh Backpage, where she was allegedly advertising herself as available for sex.
The report states that Gross and DePellegrin agreed to on a rate of $145 for a half hour and meet at a house in Homestead later that day. There, he says he assured her he was not a cop before she grabbed his groin and got naked. Then, the report states:
Gross' attorney, Michael Waltman, says DePellegrin's conduct is unacceptable.
"One of the key issues," Waltman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "is that the police in this particular instance are engaging in the exact type of criminal activity that they're saying that they're trying to protect the community from."
Mike Manko, spokesman for the district attorney's office, told the Post-Gazette that the DA Office has decided that DePellegrin's behavior does not "create a constitutional issue that would bar us from moving forward with the prosecution [of Gross]."