2009-12-24 / Local & State

McFadden Arraigned On Charge Of Statutory Sexual Assault

Preliminary hearing set for January 4
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

A McConnellsburg man is tentatively scheduled to appear in Fulton County Central Court early next month following a state police investigation into an alleged sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

Thirty-four-year-old Timothy Marlin McFadden Jr. of 189 Strait Way Drive, McConnellsburg, posted $30,000 bail during arraignment proceedings held Friday morning, December 18, before Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott.

Pennsylvania State Police criminal investigator Trooper Blaine Henderson has charged McFadden with three counts involuntary deviate sexual intercourse; 18 counts each of unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, indecent assault; 11 counts of statutory sexual assault; and four counts of aggravated indecent assault. Charges range in severity from misdemeanor one to felony two.

In an affidavit of probable cause filed by Henderson, state police from McConnellsburg maintain they were initially alerted to the possible sexual activity on November 20 by the 15-year-old girl’s father. The man had reportedly found the girl’s cellphone after she left for school the prior morning. The phone contained numerous sexuallyoriented messages between Mc- Fadden and the girl.

Henderson viewed the messages, which allegedly made references to McFadden requesting naked photos and pregnancy.

In a follow-up interview, the affidavit of probable cause states, the teenage girl told state police she and McFadden had sexual intercourse up to 13 times between November 6 and November 15. The acts took place in a variety of locations, including at an Ayr Township farm, inside McFadden’s Dodge truck while parked at the Big Cove Tannery fish hatchery, inside the truck while parked in a wooded area, along a dirt road near Bull Run Road in Licking Creek Township and at McFadden’s residence.

McFadden’s preliminary hearing has been set for Monday, January 4, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. in Fulton County Central Court.

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