A Templeton man pled guilty in the Armstrong County Courthouse earlier this month to having sexual relations with a minor.
According to District Attorney Scott Andreassi, Chad Anderson, Jr. – 19 – was four years, eight months older than a known female juvenile – 14 at the time of the incident – when the pair engaged in sexual intercourse August 8, 2013.
The incident reportedly occurred in a private residence in South Buffalo Township that evening.
Anderson told Judge James Panchik earlier this month he was aware of the victim’s age and had just met her.
According to the criminal affidavit filed by State Police troopers, the sexual contact could have taken place multiple times that spring as well after Anderson was confronted by the victim’s father over the phone and at another residence.
Anderson was interviewed outside of his Pine Township residence a week after the alleged incident.
In cooperation with pleading guilty to the misdemeanor indecent assault charge, Andreassi recommended the statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors charges be dropped and that Anderson be incarcerated for a period between two months and two years in the Armstrong County Jail.
Judge Panchik reminded Anderson that that is Andreassi’s recommendation only and another penalty could be assessed during the April 10 sentencing.
Anderson did consult with Public Defender Debra Yost before the plea agreement was made and she affirmed his agreement to the implications.
At the plea court date, the victim’s parents were also present and said they understood what Anderson’s plea meant to the case. They were invited to write a victim impact statement before the sentencing date.