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February 20, 2014

Corruption plea gets sex, assault charges dropped

HERMITAGE — A former Hermitage man resolved a protracted criminal case involving allegations that he beat and had a sexual relationship with a teenage girl by pleading guilty Tuesday to two counts of corruption of a minor.

With his plea, Cedrick B. Boyd, 38, got out from under charges of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual assault, indecent assault, corruption, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated indecent assault and simple assault.

Each corruption charge is a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 2 1/2 to 5 years in prison.

Boyd was charged Jan. 6, 2011, by Hermitage police for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a then-15-year-old girl from September 2009 through Dec. 13, 2011.

He was charged Feb. 2, 2011, with counts related to beating the girl.

The girl testified at a preliminary hearing in April 2011 that Boyd stopped beating her when an “alternative” arose, an apparent reference to the onset of their sexual relationship.

Boyd had told the girl he could get her out of trouble with her mother if she had intercourse and performed other sex acts with him, police said.

The girl’s mother was charged with physically assaulting the girl, but prosecutors withdrew that case in September 2012.

The case dragged out as Boyd represented himself for much of it and filed multiple motions that had to be dealt with by the court.

He is now represented by a private attorney.

Boyd also filed a civil suit against the Mercer County Public Defender’s Office arguing legal malpractice and conspiracy. A judge dismissed the case in March saying it was premature because the criminal case had not been resolved.

Boyd was arrested Jan. 13, 2011, by agents of Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and has pinballed between county and state custody.

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