Clearfield County Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Multiple Young Victims, Horse

INDIANA COUNTY, Pa. — District Attorney Bob Manzi announced on Friday that an area man admitted to the sexual assault of six victims, as well as sexual intercourse with a horse.

According to a news release issued by the DA’s office, Manas J. Lee, 63, of Westover, entered a guilty plea to five counts of rape, graded as a felony of the first degree, one count of Attempted Rape, graded as a felony of the first degree, and one count of sexual intercourse with an animal, graded as a misdemeanor of the second degree.

It was reported to members of the Pennsylvania State Police in 2022 that Lee had sexually assaulted a minor victim about 20 years ago. As the investigation was pursued, multiple individuals made allegations against Lee.

The victims related various sexual assaults against themselves. Further, they related witnessing Lee sexually assaulting others.

Several victims related that Lee also sexually assaulted a horse.

The charges were filed before the Honorable Magisterial District Judge Christopher S. Welch and bail was set at $500,000.00 cash.

Lee was unable to post bail and has remained incarcerated since his arrest.

The Court ordered that a full pre-sentence investigation be completed by the Indiana County Probation Department.

The Court also ordered that Lee comply with a state regulated sexual offender assessment.

Lee will be sentenced on May 31, 2024.

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