Man Charged for Raping Child

A Bradford man is in McKean County Jail on $1 million bail after being charged with seven counts of raping a child, and more than 100 related offenses.

30-year-old Shaun Michael Howard was arraigned this morning by District Judge David Engman. Court records say he had sex with an 11-year-old girl at least seven times starting in June of this year. The girl reported the incidents to police yesterday.

Police interviewed Howard yesterday, when he admitted to sexually assaulting the girl, who is a relative of his.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for next Thursday.

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Tiffany L. said…
This child's age and the fact that he was related to the child was not necessary for the people that know theses people your harsh comments aren't helping the healing process LEAVE THEM ALONE!!!
Anne said…
I could have told people where he lived and given details on what the girl said -- like the paper did.

By the way, the post is a news story, not a comment.
Anonymous said…
Thank you for being respectful, Anne. You do a great job and are a true news professional. Prayers to the victim and family.
Anonymous said…
First of all, hes been a registered sex offender and a known pedofile since I was a kid, and I'm now 24 years old, what happened to this poor girl is unforgiveable and heartbreaking, however considering that he was supposedly related to her means that the parents of this girl must have known of his convictions and that he is on meagans law. This should have never happened.

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