A former Lower Nazareth Township supervisor charged in a police-orchestrated prostitution sting has waived his right to a preliminary hearing, according to court records.
Alan V. Dilsaver, 56, of the 300 block of Hillview Drive, Lower Nazareth, was among the five men and one woman charged in a sting at a cooperating Hanover Township, Northampton County, hotel.
Police say Dilsaver answered an Internet advertisement on Dec. 14 and offered an undercover Northampton County sheriff’s deputy money for sexual acts.
By waiving his preliminary hearing Monday in front of District Judge Robert Hawke, Dilsaver's misdemeanor charge of patronizing prostitutes will now be handled in Northampton County Court. A preliminary hearing determines whether there is enough evidence to require a trial.
According to court records, Dilsaver is being represented by Gary Asteak, who is the longtime solicitor for Lower Nazareth Township. Dilsaver is free on $5,000 unsecured bail.
Dilsaver, the dentist at Lehigh Valley Smiles in Palmer Township, has been practicing dentistry since 1983. According to www.lehighvalleysmiles.com, Dilsaver was elected to the Lower Nazareth Board of Supervisors in 1998 and appointed chairman in 2000. He is no longer on the board.
During his tenure, his website continues, he was a representative for the Hecktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Park and Recreation Commission.
Allentown police on Jan. 14 charged Dilsaver with driving under the influence and careless driving, court records say.
Former Lower Nazareth Supervisor Charged in Prostitution Sting