Preliminary Hearing Held In Pettit Rape Case



A preliminary hearing was held on Thursday in the case of an Emporium man accused of rape of a minor and related charges.

Norman Francis Pettit, II, age 22, faced a total of 12 felony and 12 misdemeanor counts stemming from an incident alleged to have occurred in an apartment on Fourth Street in the Emporium Borough in April.

At the hearing, two felony counts and three misdemeanors were dismissed. Pettit still faces first-degree felony charges of rape by forcible compulsion, indecent deviate sexual intercourse (IDSI) by forcible compulsion, and IDSI person less than 16 years of age. Lesser felonies of sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors, and unlawful contact with a minor were bound over for court, along with an additional nine misdemeanors.



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