Defendants Refuse Deals and Head To Trial



by Amanda Jones

Two defendants turned down plea agreements and will proceed to trial following return day proceedings held at the Cameron County Courthouse last Tuesday.

Norman Francis Pettit, age 22, of Emporium, will proceed to trial on a litany of charges including rape, indecent deviate sexual intercourse (IDSI) with a person less than 16 years-of-age, statutory sexual assault, and unlawful contact with a minor.

In all, Pettit faces 10 felonies and 9 misdemeanor charges, stemming from an incident alleged to have occurred in the Emporium Borough on April 22, 2017.


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