The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

October 22, 2013

Man charged with molesting 2 girls

By Joe Pinchot
Herald Staff Writer

SHENANGO TOWNSHIP — A Shenango Township man was arrested Saturday on charges that he molested two girls in August.

Robert F. Little, 42, of 359 Sieg Hill Road, was arrested by South Pymatuning Township police and turned over to Southwest Mercer County Regional police, Southwest said.

Little is charged with rape, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of a minor, indecent assault and furnishing alcohol to a minor for his actions with a 13-year-old girl Aug. 4 and 5 in a camper at his home, police said.

He also is charged with attempted aggravated assault, indecent assault, corruption, unlawful contact and furnishing alcohol for his actions with a 12-year-old girl at the same time, police said.

Police were called Aug. 12 to a local hospital, where the girls were being treated for sexual assault, police said.

The girls went to Little’s home Aug. 4 to play video games. During the evening, Little drove them to a convenience store in Ohio, where he bought alcohol, police said. They returned to Little’s home and played drinking games, police said.

The girls reported feeling dizzy and nauseous to the point that one felt she would throw up, police said. The 13-year-old girl said she went to sleep fully dressed and was awakened to her sister saying, “stop,” police said.

The 13-year-old said she noticed her pants were down, police said.

The 12-year-old told police she woke up to Little trying to unbutton her jean shorts, police said. The girl got up and locked herself in the bathroom, police said.

In the morning, Little asked the 13-year-old girl if she remembered anything. If she did, he asked her not to tell anyone and said he would buy her hair dye and let her do whatever she wanted, police said.

The girls told police they believed Little had put something in their drinks because they saw a medicine bottle and Little would turn away when he poured drinks, police said.

Little was arraigned by District Judge D. Neil McEwen in only one of the cases and jailed for failing to post $100,000 bond. He needs to be arraigned in the second case and faces a preliminary hearing at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 before District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell.