Kittanning Man Uses Internet to Lure Teen Girls Into Camping

Justin Hooks has been charged with luring two underage teen girls to an all-night camping party where he furnished them with alcohol and had sex.

A local man is in jail after he engaged in unwanted sex with two Sarver teens.

Justin Thomas-Quinn Hooks, 23, of Kittanning was taken into custody on Saturday morning after spending the night with a 16-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl in a wooded area of Washington Township.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Hooks had made contact with the 16-year-old girl on the Internet via Facebook. After talking on Facebook and sending text messages, the 16-year-old girl and her 15-year-old female friend agreed to meet him last Friday evening. Hooks picked up the girls, driving them to a wooded area in Washington Township with the intent of camping for the night.

The police report states that before heading out to camp, they had purchased several items including alcohol, tent, shot glasses, food, and other things. Once they arrived in the wooded area, the three of them began consuming the alcohol. After a short while, Hooks began taking inappropriate photos of the two females and engaged in unwanted sexual acts. After being told on several occasions that they did not want to do anything sexual, the defendant was persistent and touched the females inappropriately.

During the night, the females escaped from the tent into a wooded area for three hours. They contacted a friend with their cell phone who, in turn, contacted the State Police. The females returned to the tent area in fear that they would not make it out of the woods since they did not know the area. They requested Hooks to take them out of the wood, but he refused. They agreed to lie down in the tent and sleep until morning before heading out. While lying in the tent, Hooks again made a sexual advance towards the 16-year-old girl. He forcefully had inappropriate contact with the girl.

Hooks was charged with seven counts, including Aggravated Indecent Assault, Indecent Assault, Felony Corruption of Minors, and Furnishing Alcohol to Minors. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Samuel Goldstrohm and placed in the Armstrong County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.