TOWANDA – Former Bradford County District Attorney Chad Salsman, who has spent more than two years in prison for sex crimes against five women, has been granted parole.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Probation and Parole, Salsman was granted parole on Jan. 25.
Salsman pleaded guilty to witness intimidation, obstruction of justice and promoting prostitution in May of 2021. He was accused of coercing sexual favors from his clients when he was working as a private attorney. In the original indictment, Salsman was also charged with sexual assault and indecent assault.
Salsman resigned as district attorney after pleading guilty. He was disbarred due to his conduct effective March 25, 2021.
The former district attorney was sentenced in July of 2021 to 1 1/2 to 5 years in state prison.
A copy of Salsman’s parole request revealed the parole board granted his release based on several factors, including positive institutional behavior, completing prescribed institutional programs, accepting responsibility for the offenses committed and showing remorse, and positive recommendations made by the Department of Corrections.
According to WETM-TV, Salsman is currently still in prison. Once he is released, he will have to serve six years of probation.