Oil City Man Accused of Raping Young Boy; Jailed on $75k Bail

| July 17, 2017


OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man is facing charges of rape of a young boy following an investigation by the Oil City Police Department.

According to court documents, the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against 20-year-old William Anthony Diamond. Jr., of Oil City, from an incident that occurred in June of 2017.

Police say charges arose from a month long investigation into the sexual assault of a nine-year-old male.

According to police, “Diamond met with the boy and his family in the Siverly area of Oil City. Once alone with the child, he took him to a secluded area.”

Diamond then allegedly engaged in anal sex with the child.

“The child returned to his family and immediately reported the incident. It was then reported to Venango County Children and Youth Services,” according to police.

Police say in early July of 2017, a forensic interview was conducted with the victim at the Troy Woods Complex on Dale Avenue in Franklin, Pa. During the interview, the victim disclosed the above information.

On July 17, 2017, William Diamond met officers of the Oil City Police Department for an interview. During that interview, Diamond admitted to having anal sexual contact with the minor victim one time, according to police.

At the conclusion of the interview, Diamond was placed under arrest at the Oil City Police Department.

He was arraigned at 2:00 p.m. on July 17 in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office on the following charges:

– Rape of Child, Felony 1
– Statutory Sexual Assault: 4-8 Years Older, Felony 2
– Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse W/Child, Felony 1
– Sexual Assault, Felony 2
– Aggravated Indecent Assault – Comp. Less Than 13 Years Old, Felony 2
– Aggravated Indecent Assault of Child, Felony 1
– Indecent Assault Person Less than 13 Years of Age, Felony 3
– Corruption of Minors

Unable to post $75,000.00 bail, Diamond was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on July 26 with Judge Fish presiding.


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