Cooperstown Man with Outstanding Warrant on Child Rape Charges Surrenders to OCPD

| March 31, 2017

sexual-assaultOIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – According to the Oil City Police Department, a man who had an outstanding warrant for sexual assault of a child turned himself in.

Officers of the Oil City Police Department met with 20-year-old Kyle Brian Heffern, of Cooperstown, at District Court 28-3-01, as he had turned himself in on an outstanding warrant for the following charges:

– Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Minor Under 16, Felony 1
– Statutory Sexual Assault, Felony 2
– Aggravated Indecent Assault of a Minor Less Than 16, Felony 2
– Indecent Assault, Misdemeanor 2

Heffern was represented by Attorney Edward McIntyre at the arraignment at District Court 28-3-01, standing in for Attorney Neil Rothschild.

The arraignment was held before the Honorable District Judge Andrew Fish.

Bail was set at $100,000.00 unsecured.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on April 5 in Venango County Central Court.

Details of the Case

Felony sexual assault charges were filed on Friday, February 24, against 20-year-old Kyle Brian Heffern, of Cooperstown.

Heffern is accused of engaging in “sexual and deviate sexual” intercourse with a 14-year-old boy on January 12, 2017.

A criminal complaint filed by Oil City Police Patrolman Culp states that Heffern and the victim allegedly made arrangments via text and the social media application Grindr to meet on January 12 around 4:00 p.m.

The two met in downtown Oil City, and then Heffern allegedly drove the victim to the Samuel Justus Recreational Trail near Osborne Street.

Heffern and the boy then walked to a wooded area just off the trail and allegedly engaged in consensual oral and anal sex.

The criminal complaint states that Heffern then drove to a location near the victim’s home and dropped him off.

The above information was obtained during audio and video interviews with the victim conducted at the Oil City Police Department.

During a phone interview with Patrolman Culp, of the Oil City Police Department, Heffern allegedly admitted to “being physical” with the victim.

The victim’s statements were also corroborated by data collected from the victim’s phone and processed at the Pennsylvania Attorney General Computer Forensic Lab.


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