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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Man on Probation in McKean County
Jailed in WV for Child Sex Assault

A man who was sentenced to probation last month in McKean County is now in jail in West Virginia for alleged sexual abuse of a 4-year-old girl.

25-year-old Tony Ford was booked at the North Central Regional Jail in Marion County on Wednesday.

West Virginia State Police began looking into sexual abuse allegations involving the girl back in November 2009.

The victim's mother called authorities and told them her daughter had been touched by "Uncle Tony". Ford had been living with the family for quite some time, according to the criminal complaint. He allegedly touched the girl inappropriately and told her not to tell anyone.

Ford moved out of the house before he was arrested, and has been living in Pennsylvania since the incident.

US Marshals picked him up as a fugitive from justice in March near Towanda and brought him to McKean County to answer charges that he was riding a bicycle on a Main Street sidewalk in Bradford after police told him not to. When police stopped him again, he gave them a false, name, address and phone number.

Last month he was sentenced to 18 months’ probation on those charges.

His bail in West Virginia is $100,000.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't the Police check the Nationwide Computer System? Just Thinking...