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Hearing Set for Tuesday for New Bethlehem Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Girl

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 12:11 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

gavel new aCLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A New Bethlehem man is facing a hearing on Tuesday on charges related to the alleged statutory sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.

Court documents indicate 21-year-old Jacob Tyler Hook, of New Bethlehem, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12.

He faces the following charges:

– Statutory Sexual Assault: 4-8 Years Older, Felony 2
– Corruption Of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above, Felony 3
– Corruption of Minors, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)

Hook is currently free on $50,000.00 unsecured bail.

The charges stem from an investigation into a report of statutory sexual assault that allegedly occurred in August.

According to a criminal complaint, it was reported that a 21-year-old male, later identified as Jacob Tyler Hook, had sexual intercourse with a known 13-year-old female (victim one) at a residence in Leeper, Farmington Township, Clarion County. It was also reported that he furnished alcohol and a THC vape pen to victim one and another 13-year-old female (victim two).

According to the complaint, during a police interview, Hook stated that a 17-year-old male asked him to take him to his girlfriend’s residence in Leeper, and they went up to the residence “after dark.” He reported that when he met the girls, they talked for a while, and both girls told him they were 13 years old. He also allegedly admitted that both girls consumed alcohol that he brought to the residence.

Hook went on to report that he and the 17-year-old male went back again the next night, and the girls again consumed alcohol that he brought. The complaint notes that Hook explained he and the girls were intoxicated.

According to the complaint, Hook allegedly admitted that he had sexual intercourse with one of the girls. The complaint notes that Hook acknowledged that he was told she was only 13 years old the first time he met her.

Hook was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 19.

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