80-Year-Old Oil City Man Sentenced Up to Nearly 50 Years in Prison for Child Sex Crimes

| September 11, 2018

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – An 80-year-old Oil City man has been sentenced up to nearly 50 years in prison for child sex crimes.

William Albert Krupitzer was accused of nearly fifty counts of child sex crimes involving three victims in relation to the alleged sexual abuse of three children in 2003, 2005, and 2017.

On September 10, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. in the Venango County Court of Common Pleas, President Judge Oliver J. Lobaugh sentenced Krupitzer to a minimum of 16 years and three months and a maximum of 49 years in a Department of Corrections facility.

According to court documents, Krupitzer pleaded guilty to the following offenses:

– Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with Child, Felony 1
– Indecent Assault Person Less 13 Years Age, Felony 3
– Indecent Assault Person Less than 13 Years of Age, Misdemeanor 2

Judge Lobaugh ordered Krupitzer to 180 months to 480 months for the charge of IDSI with child; 12 months to 84 months for the felony count of indecent assault; and three months to 24 months for the misdemeanor count of indecent assault.

All three sentences are to be served consecutively.

Judge Lobaugh also ordered Krupitzer to pay $4814.73 in restitution.

Court documents state that Krupitzer is not RRRI (Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive) eligible.

As a result of the negotiated plea agreement, the following charges were dismissed:

– Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with Child, Felony 1 (one count)
– Contact/Comm. W/Minor-Sexual Offenses, Felony 1 (five counts)
– Contact/Comm. W/Minor-Sexual Offenses, Felony 2 (one count)
– Criminal Attempt – Aggravated Indecent Assault – Complainant Less Than 16, Felony 2
– Corruption Of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above, (eight counts)
– Unlawful Contact With Minor – Sexual Offenses, Felony 3 (eight counts)
– Indecent Assault Person Less than 13 Years of Age, Felony 3 (12 counts)
– Corruption Of Minors, Misdemeanor 1 (eight counts)

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint filed by Franklin-based State Police, around 12:55 p.m. on Monday, March 12, Trooper Haun, of PSP Franklin, interviewed a male who arrived at PSP Franklin to report that he was sexually assaulted by William Albert Krupitzer when he was a child.

The victim reported that when he was nine or ten years old, the sexual abuse started. He related that all of the abuse occurred at an Innis Street residence in Oil City. The assaults involved fondling, groping, and oral sex, the complaint states.

The victim indicated that he came forward after a second victim had reported abuse by Krupitzer.

Around 8:20 a.m. on Monday, March 19, Trooper Haun interviewed the second victim. The victim said she reported her abuse to healthcare professionals, but hadn’t gone into detail about what happened.

According to the complaint, the victim told Trooper Haun that when she was approximately 15 years old, she was sleeping, and Krupitzer put his hand down her pants and touched her while touching himself. She said she rolled over, so he would stop touching her. She told Trooper Haun the abuse only happened once, but prior to it there were “warning signs.”

The victim said that Krupitzer left notes on his computer for her to read. The notes read “you guys are old enough to explore this” or something similar. Krupitzer wrote down instructions that would direct them to adult pornographic websites. She also said that he left a note with directions to a specific folder for her to open on the computer, and when she opened it, it displayed a photo of Krupitzer with his pants down, touching himself, according to the complaint.

She said after viewing the website and the folder once, she never viewed anything else again. She said the notes continued, but she didn’t know for how long. The victim also said she sent Krupitzer an email warning him that if he ever touched her again that she would get him in trouble. Krupitzer responded by calling her a (derogatory sexual name).

In August of 2017, the second victim came forward about the sexual abuse after discovering potential sexual abuse of a third victim.

According to the complaint, around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, Trooper Haun received the third victim’s forensic interview recording from a CYS supervisor. The forensic interview took place around 4:03 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. The third victim – a 10-year-old girl – indicated that Krupitzer had grabbed/fondled her butt and caused her to touch his penis.

Based on the investigation, charges were filed against Krupitzer on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland’s office.

EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Extreme graphic details were not included due to the sexual nature of the alleged crimes.

EDITOR’S NOTE 2: Several details were removed from this article to help protect the identity of the victims.


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