Case Against Man Charged in New Year’s Eve Sexual Assault Continues to Move Forward

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – The case against a Punxsutawney man facing indecent assault charges stemming from an incident that occurred on New Year’s Eve is continuing to move forward in court.

According to court documents, 19-year-old Robbi Lee Reitz Jr. is scheduled for a conference with Jefferson County District Attorney Jeffrey D. Burkett on Wednesday, September 16.

Jury selection for a possible trial for the case has been scheduled for October 13.

Reitz faces the following charges:

– Indecent Assault Without Consent Of Other, Misdemeanor 2
– Disorderly Conduct Hazardous/Physical Offense, Misdemeanor 3
– Harassment – Course of Conduct With No Legitimate Purpose, Summary

He remains free on $5,000.00 unsecured bail.

The charges stem from an incident that allegedly occurred on New Year’s Eve.

Details of the case:

A known victim arrived at the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department around 1:32 p.m. on May 6 to file a report regarding a sexual assault, according to a criminal complaint.

The victim reported she had been staying at a residence for New Year’s Eve when the incident occurred. She said she was alone downstairs and had fallen asleep in the early morning hours of January 1 when she was awakened by Robbi Lee Reitz Jr. around 5:00 a.m.

According to the complaint, the victim reported she felt Reitz rubbing her through her pants and said he then pressed his fingers into her genital area, and she attempted to push him away. The victim said she was unable to break free and began to cry when he attempted to continue assaulting her.

When he stopped, she ran upstairs to a bathroom and locked the door, the complaint indicates.

According to the complaint, the victim said that she called Reitz to try to discuss what he had done to her, but he refused to talk to her about it.

EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Extreme graphic details were not included due to the sexual nature of the alleged crimes.

EDITOR’S NOTE 2: Several details were removed from this article to help protect the identity of the victim.


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