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Knox Man Convicted of Child Sex Crimes Headed to Trial on Additional Charges

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 12:02 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A Knox man who was incarcerated at SCI Forest in June for up to 32 years on multiple counts of indecent assault requested a trial by jury this week on additional charges for child sex crimes.

On Wednesday, February 20, 34-year-old Chad Aaron Renninger, of Knox, appeared for a hearing in Clarion County Plea Court in front of President Judge James G. Arner.

He did not accept the plea deal offered by the District Attorney’s office and requested a trial by jury.

He faces the following charges:

– Rape – Person Less Than 13 Years Age, Felony 1
– Aggravated Indecent Assault – Person Less 13 Yrs Age, Felony 2
– Sexual Assault, Felony 2
– Statutory Sexual Assault, Felony 2
– Aggravated Indecent Assault – Person Less 13 Yrs Age, Felony 2
– Indecent Assault Person Less 13 Yrs Age, Misdemeanor 1 (six counts)

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Friday, March 8, and jury selection will begin on Monday, March 18.

Trial dates will be set following jury selection.

The charges stem from alleged sexual offenses against juveniles that occurred between the dates of January 1, 1997, and June 30, 2001, according to court documents.

Previous Case:

In a related case, court documents indicate that on Wednesday, June 6, President Judge James Arner sentenced Renninger to a minimum total of 191 months and a maximum total of 382 months confinement.

He was found guilty of the following charges during a jury trial on Tuesday, March 27:

– Indecent Assault – Person Less Than 13 Years of Age, Felony 3 (17 counts)
– Indecent Assault – Person Less Than 16 Years of Age, Misdemeanor 2 (17 counts)
– Corruption of Minors, Felony 3 (two counts)
– Criminal Attempt – Invasion of Privacy – photograph, view, etc. intimate parts of other person, Misdemeanor 2 (five counts)

He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

He was lodged at SCI Forest.


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