Jefferson County Man Accused of Raping Four Children Waives Hearing

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Jefferson County man waived his hearing on Tuesday on charges related to the alleged sexual assault of four minors over a six-year period.

According to court documents, the following charges against 31-year-old Andy Ryan Powell, of Sykesville, were waived for court on Tuesday, June 2:

– Rape of Child, Felony 1
– Statutory Sexual Assault: 11 Years Older, Felony 1
– Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse With Child, Felony 1
– Unlawful Contact With Minor – Sexual Offenses, Felony 1
– Sexual Assault, Felony 2
– Indecent Assault Person Less than 13 Years of Age, Felony 3
– Indecent Exposure, Misdemeanor 1

The charges have been transferred to the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas.

Powell remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on $100,000.00 monetary bail.

The charges stem from an investigation into an incident that occurred on the evening of Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, the Brookville Borough Police were dispatched to a residence on Euclid Avenue around 7:21 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, for a report of a sexual assault of a minor child. It was also indicated that the actor was still outside the residence in his vehicle.

At the scene, Officer Hollobaugh found the accused – Andy Powell – sitting in a vehicle.

Officer Hollobaugh spoke to the individuals who reported the incident, and they stated that Powell sexually assaulted a young girl and exposed his genitals to her, the complaint states.

Powell was then placed into custody.

After Powell was transported to the Brookville Borough Police station and was read his Miranda rights, he reportedly admitted to sexually assaulting a total of four minor children, the complaint indicates.

During the interview, Powell told Officer Hollobaugh that this has happened “one or two times with (three children) over the last six years, since approximately 2014.” Powell also said that “it was only the last few months, one or two times a month with (the fourth child).”

Powell was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 21.

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 victims.


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