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Clarion Man Accused of Incest, Corruption of Minor

Monday, May 6, 2019 @ 06:05 PM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

incest-suspectCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A Clarion man is behind bars after he allegedly had incestuous sexual intercourse with a minor.

According to court documents, Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charges against 39-year-old Robert Daniel Martin, of Clarion, on May 5.

The charges stem from an interview with a female victim on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Clarion-based State Police barracks regarding an incident of incest that occurred at a known location in Clarion County.

According to a criminal complaint filed on Sunday, May 5, by Trooper Berggren, of PSP Clarion, in Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn’s office, the victim disclosed acts that had occurred between Robert Martin and herself.

The victim related these acts took place on a regular basis between March of 2016 and September of 2017.

The victim stated that during this time span, Martin allegedly had sexual intercourse with her and told her not to tell anyone, saying “it is just between you and I,’” according to the complaint.

The victim was questioned by Martin when he discovered that she disclosed the allegations to a known woman.

According to the complaint, Martin’s “whereabouts were unknown for approximately 24 hours, while he sent ‘suicidal-like’ text messages and emails to various family members.”

Martin was “ultimately located by use of cellular telephone pings,” the complaint continues.

Martin was arraigned at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, on the following charges:

– Incest of Minor – Complainant 13-18 Years, Felony 2
– Corruption of Minors, Misdemeanor 1

Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail, Martin was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on May 28 with Judge Quinn presiding.


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