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Former Erie County Sheriff's deputy pleads guilty to promoting prostitution

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A former jail deputy in the Erie County Sheriff's Office pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution Tuesday.

The case against Wallace Waliczek, 55, of Lancaster was scheduled to go to trial in Lancaster Town Court Wednesday. He instead pleaded guilty to one count of the fourth degree misdemeanor charge.

Investigators determined that Waliczek was directly involved in activities that resulted in the arrest of his wife, Melissa Waliczek, 32, also from Lancaster, on a misdemeanor count of prostitution on Aug. 16, 2019. Her case remains pending in Human Trafficking Court.

Wallace Walicek faces a maximum of one year in jail at his April 5 sentencing and is currently free on his own recognizance, as the charge against him is non-qualifying for bail.

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