Man Found Dead in Forest County Wanted in Child Sex Abuse Case

| May 28, 2012

HOWE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A 36-year-old man who was found dead in Forest County on Saturday afternoon was wanted in the sexual assault of two boys.

On Wednesday, State police listed 36-year-old Theodore Amick, of Indiana, Pa., as a missing person, saying that he was distraught and without his diabetes medication.

Amick was found dead from a gunshot wound on a piece of property in Howe Township, Forest County, on Saturday.

His death has been ruled a suicide.

Pittsburgh police were searching for Amick in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of two underage boys at a Pittsburgh hotel in 2010.

The following is an excerpt from an Indiana Gazette article (http://bit.ly/L8RsNV) detailing the alleged assaults:

Once they arrived, checked in and unpacked, Amick told the boys to take off their clothes and run around the room naked, according to police. The boy said that if they did, Amick promised he’d give them extra money for video games at Dave & Buster’s, the restaurant and arcade they were going to later.

The boys complied and Amick lay on the bed and watched, the boy told police.

Later, Amick asked each of them to urinate into a cup, telling them it was a contest to see who could the fill the cup the highest, according to court papers. He again promised to give the winner extra money for video games. And again, the boys complied, police said.

They then went to the arcade for lunch. When they returned to the hotel room, court papers indicate, Amick asked the boys to take off their pants and touched them inappropriately. He also asked the boys to touch themselves inappropriately, according to charging documents.

Court records show that Amick was facing charges of indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and criminal solicitation.

For more on this story, visit www.indianagazette.com/a_police_courts/article_f0666a21-0cfb-5e7a-8579-cee9e5e5fbed.html

SOURCE: PA State Police, The Indiana Gazette (http://www.indianagazette.com)

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