SHARON – A Sharon man faces child rape and other charges after police accused him of sexually assaulting a girl over the course of two years.
Brett Hayden Budetich II, 27, whose last known address was 532 Erie St., denied the assaults, which go back to July 2012, police said.
In October, the girl told her mother about the assaults and police began an investigation.
They filed charges last month after the victim described the assaults to a forensic interviewer at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Lawrence County and underwent a medical exam.
At a Nov. 21 preliminary hearing before District Judge Dennis M. Songer, Sharon, Budetich was bound over to Mercer County Common Pleas Court on charges of rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, false imprisonment and indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age.
He failed to post bond and was taken to Mercer County Jail.