Preliminary Hearing Continued for Tetro in Rape Case

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – The preliminary hearing for the co-founder of the Brookville Behavioral Health who was recently accused of hundreds of counts of rape and sexual assault has been rescheduled.

According to court documents, the preliminary hearing that was scheduled for Thursday, March 15, for Glenn Edward Tetro, 56, of Summerville, has been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1.

Tetro faces the following charges after a joint investigation conducted by Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett’s office and the Pennsylvania State Police:

• Rape Forcible Compulsion, Felony 1 (nine counts)

• Rape – Person Less Than 13 Years Age, Felony 1 (34 counts)

• Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse Forcible Compulsion, Felony 1 (nine counts)

• Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse – Victim Less Than 16 Years Old, Felony 1 (nine counts)

• Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse – Person Less Than 13 Yrs Age, Felony 1 (34 counts)

• Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse – Person Less Than 16 Years Old, Felony 1 (34 counts)

• Statutory Rape, Felony 2 (nine counts)

• Statutory Sexual Assault, Felony 2 (34 counts)

• Indecent Assault – Defendant Over 18/Victim Under 14, Misdemeanor 1 (nine counts)

• Indecent Assault – Person Less 13 Years Age, Misdemeanor 1 (34 counts)

He remains in the Jefferson County Jail on $300,000.00 bail; it was reduced from $500,000.00 after a request from his defense attorney.

Case details:

According to a criminal complaint filed by Punxsutawney-based State Police Trooper. Weaver, the investigation began after the female victim reported to police that she was sexually abused by Tetro on several occasions between September 1994 and March 1998 at a residence in Summerville.

The victim was interviewed by Trooper Weaver on August 8, 2017, around 1:00 p.m. at PSP Punxsutawney. The interview took place in the presence of a Passages counselor advocate.

The victim told Trooper Weaver that the abuse began when she was six years old and continued through age 10.

According to the criminal complaint, Tetro was working at a local youth facility as a counselor at the time of the alleged sexual assaults.

Most of the alleged abuse occurred within the Summerville residence; however, the victim said that two of the incidents occurred inside a Michigan home.

She indicated that the sexual acts occurred almost daily between the ages of six and seven. From ages eight to 10, the abuse was more limited, as Tetro had fewer opportunities to be alone with the victim; however, she could not be sure of the exact number of times the abuse occurred during this period.

According to the criminal complaint, the sexual abuse included but was not limited to oral sex.

The victim indicated that she was “trained” by Tetro to perform these acts on him “as if it was normal behavior,” the complaint states.

Additionally, the victim provided police with court documentation from 2008 that referenced the suspected sexual abuse.

Trooper Weaver also interviewed a woman who stated that the victim told her about the sexual abuse in 2011. She provided additional details that further corroborated the allegations.*

On February 20, 2018, around 11:30 a.m., the victim contacted Tetro and carried on a 19-minute phone conversation with him. During the conversation, Tetro allegedly indicated that he was sorry for what he had done, according to the criminal complaint.

During the conversation, Tetro indicated “that it is easy to repress feelings like that when you don’t have a constant reminder around.”

According to the criminal complaint, Tetro indicated that it is “normal for (the victim) to be reliving those memories.”

Tetro also allegedly asked during the conversation, “Don’t you remember the night when I said sorry honey we can’t do this anymore? Young ladies don’t do this, and I want you to grow up to be a beautiful young lady.”

The victim called Tetro again on February 27, 2018, around 10:23 a.m., and asked him if he remembered the incidents.

According to the criminal complaint, Tetro allegedly responded, “Yeah, yup, pretty much, yup.”

She asked him again about a specific type of abuse, and he responded by saying, “Yup.”

Trooper Weaver concluded the criminal complaint by stating, “I believe that there is overwhelming evidence to support that (Tetro) did sexually assault the victim throughout the timeframes provided within this court’s jurisdiction and is responsible for committing the alleged criminal offenses.”

Other Glenn Tetro Case Details:

Tetro also had a pending case in Cambria County for driving under the influence of marijuana and marijuana possession from a September 14, 2017 incident.

Tetro has pleaded guilty to a dizzying array of charges over the last nine years in Jefferson, Clarion, Clearfield, and Cambria counties. All offenses are for summary charges of violation of compulsory school attendance requirements, and several others for various driving violations, including for speeding, failure to obey stop signs/traffic signals, driving without a license, and driving without proper insurance or state registration.

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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