CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A New Bethlehem man is facing charges for the alleged statutory sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.
Court documents indicate the Marienville-primarily based State Police filed the following criminal charges against 21-year-old Jacob Tyler Hook, of New Bethlehem, on Thursday, September 19:
– Statutory Sexual Assault: four-eight Years Older, Felony two
– Corruption Of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above, Felony three
– Corruption of Minors, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)
According to a criminal complaint, on Tuesday, September three, Trooper Snyder and Corporal Owen, of the Marienville-primarily based State Police, had been dispatched to a residence in Tionesta in regard to a statutory sexual assault investigation.
According to the complaint, throughout the course of the investigation, it was reported that a 21-year-old male had sexual intercourse with a identified 13-year-old female (victim 1) at a residence in Leeper, Farmington Township, Clarion County. It was also reported that the 21-year-old furnished alcohol and a THC vape pen to victim 1 and one more 13-year-old female (victim two).
Interviews with Victim One particular
Trooper Snyder spoke to victim 1 who admitted to drinking alcohol and working with marijuana through a THC vape pen, which was supplied to her by a 21-year-old male, identified as Jacob Hook. Victim 1 also disclosed that she engaged in sexual intercourse with Hook, who was completely conscious she was 13-years-old. The events allegedly occurred throughout the early morning residence (soon after midnight) of August 21, 2019, in the pool shed of a Leeper residence exactly where she had been staying.
About 1:00 p.m. on September 7, Trooper Watters carried out an interview with victim 1 at the Marienville-primarily based State Police barracks. Through the interview, victim 1 disclosed that her buddy (victim two) invited her to a sleepover on August 19, and also invited her boyfriend to the sleepover, devoid of her parents’ know-how. The boyfriend of victim two brought Hook with him, and Hook allegedly brought alcohol and a THC vape pen, which they all consumed.
The complaint notes no additional criminal activity was reported to have occurred that evening.
According to the complaint, victim 1 went on to disclose that she then stayed one more evening at victim two’s residence, once again staying in the pool shed. Victim two’s boyfriend and Hook had been also invited back to the shed and arrived soon after midnight on August 21, once again bringing alcohol and a THC vape pen. Victim 1 reported consuming the alcohol and the THC vape pen to the point of feeling some effects and disclosed that she then engaged in consensual sexual intercourse, in addition to oral sex, with Hook in the pool shed. Victim 1 reported Hook then returned to his car or truck with victim two’s boyfriend and left the location.
Hook was completely conscious that victim 1 was only 13 years of age mainly because she told him on the evening they had been introduced, according to the complaint.
Interview with Victim Two
About 10:00 a.m. on September eight, Trooper Watters carried out an interview with victim two at the Marienville-primarily based State Police barracks. Through the interview, victim two disclosed that she invited victim 1 to her residence for a sleepover, which was supposed to take location in the pool shed, and victim 1 came more than on August 19. Victim two noted she also named her boyfriend, who stated he would be bringing Hook with him mainly because he was 21 and could drive soon after midnight.
Victim two reported that Hook and victim two’s boyfriend came to the residence about midnight that evening, and brought alcohol and a THC vape pen. She noted they all stayed in the pool residence all evening with the boys leaving at around three:00 a.m. Victim two additional associated that she invited victim 1 to keep at her residence for one more evening, and also invited her boyfriend and Hook to return.
According to the complaint, victim two stated that on the following evening, her boyfriend and Hook showed up soon after midnight and once again brought alcohol and a THC vape pen, which they all consumed. She noted she could inform victim 1 was intoxicated. Victim two went on to report that in the morning, whilst in the pool shed, she heard victim 1 and Hook getting sexual intercourse, and stated Hook and her boyfriend then left.
The complaint notes victim two stated Hook was completely conscious victim 1 was 13 years old mainly because they had told him on the evening he was introduced to them.
Interview with 17-year-old Male
About four:00 p.m. on September 10, Trooper Nicewonger spoke to a identified 17-year-old male at the Marienville-primarily based State Police barracks. According to the complaint, the male stated he had been seeing victim two for the final 4 or 5 months, and associated victim two had invited him more than to her pool residence in August.
According to the complaint, the male stated he told victim two he would require to bring somebody with him who was 21 mainly because he couldn’t drive soon after midnight and explained that Hook went with him to the residence and they “hung out” in the pool shed. He also reported that Hook brought alcohol and a THC vape pen, and noted that victim 1 consumed some of the alcohol and applied the THC vape pen. He and Hook then left soon after a handful of hours.
The male went on to report that he and Hook went back the following evening, arriving soon after midnight, and Hook once again took alcohol to the residence. He noted that throughout the second evening, he heard Hood and victim 1 getting sexual intercourse, possibly twice, according to the complaint. Following the encounter, he and Hook left the residence. The male also reported that on the way residence, he and Hook discussed the events of the evening, and Hook admitted that he had sexual intercourse with victim 1.
Interview with Hook
About eight:30 p.m. on August 16, Trooper Nicewonger interviewed Jacob Hook at the Clarion-primarily based State Police barracks.
According to the complaint, Hook stated that the 17-year-old male asked him to take him to his girlfriend’s residence in Leeper, and they went up to the residence “after dark.” He reported that when he met the girls, they talked for a whilst, and each girls told him they had been 13 years old. He also allegedly admitted that each girls consumed alcohol that he brought to the residence.
Hook went on to report that he and the 17-year-old male went back once again the subsequent evening, and the girls once again consumed alcohol that he brought. The complaint notes that Hook explained he and the girls had been intoxicated and noted that 1 of the girls was “coming onto him” and kissing him.
According to the complaint, Hook stated that he told the girl “no,” but she was persistent. He allegedly admitted that he engaged in oral sex with the girl, as nicely as sexual intercourse. The complaint notes that Hook acknowledged that he was told she was only 13 years old the initially time he met her. Hook allegedly stated he “didn’t want to have sex with the girl, but she was persistent, and he just let it occur mainly because he didn’t know what else to do.”
Hook was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 19.
He remains no cost on $50,00.00 unsecured bail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October eight, with Judge Schill presiding.
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