Local Man Arrested On Rape Charges

 

Pennsylvania State Police have charged an Emporium man with rape and a number of other counts following an investigation launched in April.
Norman Francis Pettit, II, age 22, has been charged with 12 felony counts, including rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (IDSI), and aggravated indecent assault of a person under the age of 16, and a dozen related misdemeanors.
The incident in question is alleged to have occurred on April 22 at one of the apartments at 12 West Fourth Street in Emporium. Witnesses report that Pettit had been babysitting several young children for a female friend who was working an overnight shift. The female’s sister asked if she and two of her teenage friends could stay the night. The adult female stated that her younger sister asked for some money to buy food from Sheetz, even though there was food in the home.

 

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