According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, former BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Nicholas Catanese pleaded guilty Tuesday (January 16) to sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old female.
The 46-year-old musician also solicited sex acts from the teenager, according to the criminal complaint.
Catanese pleaded guilty to unlawful contact, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children.
He was ordered by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel to serve five years of probation, register for 25 years as a Megan’s Law offender, avoid contact with minors and have no access to internet-capable computers.
Catanese was an instructor at the School Of Rock when began messaging the teenager via Instagram. The teen told police that Catanese sent her photos of his genitals and asked her for photos in return.
Police said that Catanese also requested sex acts with the girl, and described what he wanted to do.
Catanese admitted to the messages and videos when interviewed by police.
The police were alerted to the allegations by the music school’s owner, David Blackrick, on April 29.
Catanese left BLACK LABEL SOCIETY in December 2013 after playing with the group for 17 years.
Photo courtesy of Allegheny County Jail