Knox man takes plea deal in child sexual assault case

Russell Reedy Jr.

A Knox man accepted a plea deal Wednesday and will be sentenced after a pre-sentence investigation.

Russell James Reedy Jr., 23, entered a guilty plea to two second-degree felonies: interference with the custody of a child and sexual assault of a person 8-11 years old or older.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Clarion state police, the investigation was initiated on Jan. 24 after a report was made to Childline and Clarion County Children and Youth Services indicating Reedy was found kissing an underage girl.

A relative of the victim observed the incident, the complaint said.

Reedy also violated a protection from abuse order, and the victim later stated she had a sexual relationship with Reedy, the complaint said.

Reedy remains in Clarion County Jail pending his sentencing.

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