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Wife of Williamsport Mayor Campana gets temporary protection from abuse order against him


When we thought we had enough of Gabe. WAIT! THERE IS MORE!

WILLIAMSPORT — The wife of Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana has obtained a temporary protection from abuse order against him as the result of a July 8 incident.

A hearing is scheduled Monday in Lycoming County court at which time Campana will have the opportunity to contest making the order permanent.

Through a spokeswoman, the mayor said Thursday the issue is between he and his wife and his family would appreciate privacy. He is still working and leading the city, he added.

Temporary abuse orders are issued by a judge based on allegations. The other party has the opportunity at a hearing, like the one scheduled Monday in this case, to contest the order if the issues have not been resolved.

Sonia C. Campana claims in a complaint filed Aug. 1 she is scared of her husband and cited his alleged actions at a July 8 yard sale she had with her sister-in-law.

She alleges the mayor yelled at her for approximately two hours and blocked her attempt to get away from him.

Sonia Campana claimed she eventually got into her house, called a friend who calmed her down and advised her not to call 911 so not affect her husband’s job as mayor.

Her husband had left by the time she went back outside, the complaint states. Later that night he yelled at her for calling someone, the document alleges.

Sonia Campana claims in her complaint her husband has a history of physically, emotionally, verbally and sexually abusing her.

She accuses him of raping her and claiming “a husband cannot rape his wife,” kicking her, pulling her hair  and threatening her life if she took his children.

The couple has four girls and a boy ranging in age from 6 to 12.

Campana, 53, a Republican, has been mayor of Williamsport since 2008. Prior to that, he was a fifth grade school teacher for nearly 20 years.

He also served on Williamsport City Council for 12 years before elected mayor.

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