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Knox Man Accused of Having Sexual Relationship with Young Girl to be Sentenced Wednesday

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 12:08 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

reedy-mugCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A Knox man is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday on statutory sexual assault and related charges.

According to court documents, 23-year-old Russell James Reedy Jr., of Knox, will be sentenced before President Judge James Arner at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, on the following charges:

  • Statutory Sexual Assault: 8-11 Years Older, Felony 2
  • Interference with Custody Of Children, Felony 2

Reedy pleaded guilty to the above charges on July 10 in Clarion County Court of Common Pleas.

As a result of the plea agreement, the following charges were dismissed:

  • Aggravated Indecent Assault – Comp. Less Than 16, Felony 2
  • Unlawful Contact With Minor – Sexual Offenses, Felony 2
  • Corruption Of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above, Felony 2
  • Indecent Assault Person Less 16 Yrs Age, Misdemeanor 2

Reedy remains jailed on $50,000.00 cash bail.

The charges stem from an investigation initiated in January based on a Childline report.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Clarion-based State Police Trooper Berggren, the investigation was initiated on January 24 after a report was made to Childline and Clarion County CYS indicating that Russell Reedy Jr. was found kissing an underage girl. The incident was observed by a relative of the victim.

Further investigation revealed that Reedy and the victim were communicating via Facebook and agreed to meet at a location in Strattanville on February 20.

The arrangements were made just one day after a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA) was issued prohibiting Reedy from making contact with the victim.

Following a search, Reedy and the victim were located and transported to the Clarion State Police barracks. During an interview with police, the victim indicated that she and Reedy “had a sexual relationship.”

Reedy was subsequently placed in the Clarion County Jail on February 20 for violating the PFA order.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Several details were withheld from this article to help protect the identity of the victim.

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