Haskins Charged With Rape of a Child



A local man has been charged with a number of crimes related to inappropriate contact with a minor in his care.

Shane Michael Haskins, age 35, with addresses listed in both Emporium and Port Allegany, has been charged with first-degree felony counts of rape of a child, statutory sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault of a child. He faces additional, lesser felony counts of sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor, and related misdemeanors.

The affidavit of probable cause on file at Magisterial District Judge Barry Brown’s office in Emporium indicates that an older sibling was babysitting and saw a younger child acting out a sexual act on a stuffed animal in her bed. The older child told their mother, who reported the incident to police after speaking further with the young girl, who was only seven years old.



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