Man Who Concealed Whereabouts of Oil City Teen Sentenced to Probation

| March 14, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – A man who concealed the whereabouts of a 13-year-old Oil City girl was sentenced to probation on Tuesday.

Court documents indicate President Judge Oliver J. Lobaugh sentenced 18-year-old Daniel William Thorne, of Niles, Ohio, to four years probation on a first-degree misdemeanor count of child endangerment on Tuesday, March 12.

According to court documents, Thorne pleaded guilty to the above charge on January 14, 2019.

As a result of the plea agreement, one third-degree felony count of concealment of the whereabouts of a child was dismissed.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in November of 2018.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 9:12 p.m. on November 27, Lieutenant Love, of the Oil City Police Department, received a call concerning a missing 13-year-old girl whose mother believed that she left with her 18-year-old boyfriend, Daniel William Thorne, and was headed to the Niles, Ohio area.

Lieutenant Love then contacted the Niles Police Department concerning the juvenile. The Niles Police checked a residence believed to be Thorne’s residence but were unable to make contact.

Lieutenant Love spoke to a relative of Thorne who was living at the residence in question.

According to the complaint, the relative denied having contact with Thorne or the juvenile. The relative was warned about concealing the whereabouts of a child.

On November 29, Lieutenant Love received a report from Sargeant Fisher, of the Hubbard City, Ohio Police, stating that Thorne and the girl were found hiding in a shower. Thorne was arrested for giving a false name, and the girl was taken into custody, according to the complaint.

Around 9:18 p.m. on Monday, December 10, Lieutenant Love received a call from a resident of Fern Drive, Oil City, who reported that Thorne was at her residence and refusing to leave.

Due to the nature of the allegation and the chance of flight, Lieutenant Love requested a warrant for Thorne’s arrest.

Thorne was arraigned at 11:50 p.m. on Monday, December 10, in Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland’s office.

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