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Hearing Set for Tomorrow for Emlenton Woman Accused of Having Sexual Relationship With 14-Year-Old Boy

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 12:02 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

gavel new aVENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – An Emlenton woman accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy is facing a hearing on Wednesday on felony statutory assault and related charges.

Court documents indicate 23-year-old Brooke Patricia Rhin is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12.

She faces the following charges:

– Statutory Sexual Assault: 4-8 Years Older, Felony 2
– Unlawful Contact With Minor – Sexual Offenses, Felony 2
– Corruption Of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above, Felony 3
– Criminal Use Of Communication Facility, Felony 3
– Corruption of Minors, Misdemeanor 1

She is currently free on $10,000.00 unsecured bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, on September 4, 2019, Trooper Barnhill, of the Franklin-based State Police, was dispatched to investigate a domestic incident at a residence in Richland Township, Venango County.

While at the scene investigating, Trooper Barnhill learned that Brooke Patricia Rhin had been engaged in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old juvenile male for several months during 2019, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint states Rhin admitted to the relationship and said the sexual contact had first started months prior to the interview. She also allegedly stated the juvenile male had consistently stayed at her residence for extended periods of time while he was supposed to be in school.

According to the complaint, Rhin said she used her phone to communicate with the juvenile, and sent naked photographs and videos, as well as text messages and other communications.

The complaint notes Rhin provided a recorded interview and a written statement.

Rhin’s mobile phone was also seized as part of the investigation, and a search warrant for the phone was applied for, granted, and served to analyze evidence of the relationship on the device.

The charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey’s office on Monday, February 3.

A preliminary arraignment is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 6, with Judge Lowrey presiding.


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