03 - 05 - 2010 Charges re-filed against former Perry Co. judge
(PCT) Charges were refiled last week against a former Perry Co. president judge accused of assaulting his wife. The refiling may delay judicial reinstatement for 61-y/o Senior Judge C. Joseph Rehkamp, of Plymouth, PA, who told police he did push his wife, Valerie, during a Jan. 16 altercation, according to the affidavit of probable cause. The charges filed Feb. 23 came exactly a week after Luzerne Co. Magisterial District Judge Donald Whittaker dismissed the charges due to Valerie Rehkampâs refusing to testify. The case will go on with or without Mrs. Rehkampâs testimony, said Luzerne Co. DA Jacqueline Musto Carroll, as the Commonwealth has other evidence, including pictures of Mrs. Rehkampâs neck & statements from Judge Rehkamp & others.