Former Wilkes-Barre Police Officer, Who Admitted To Child Molestation, Sentenced
WILKES-BARRE -- A former Wilkes-Barre police officer hid his face with an umbrella when he walked into the Luzerne County Courthouse on Tuesday. But the rain could not wash away the emotion expressed on Gerald Cookus' face and his umbrella could not hide it, either. Cookus appeared to break down just before entering an elevator to lead him into the courtroom. That's where he was sentenced to between three months and two years in prison.