Venango County Teen Accused of Exchanging Nudes with 13-Year-Old Girl

| June 29, 2019

MERCER CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Venango County teen is behind bars after allegedly exchanging nude photos with a 13-year-old girl.

According to an online published article in the Butler Eagle, the Grove City Police filed criminal charges against 18-year-old Patrick L. Lindsay, of Irwin Township, Venango County.

According to Grove City Police, “the victim’s mother came to the police department on June 14 and said her 13-year-old daughter exchanged nude photographs” with Patrick Lindsay.

The victim’s mother reported that her daughter sent nude photos to Lindsay and then Lindsay sent photos of himself back to her daughter. In addition, her daughter planned to meet Lindsay at Grove City’s Memorial Park on June 14.

Police say Lindsay told the victim that he would bring weed for them to smoke. That evening Lindsay was stopped by authorities. Lindsay allegedly admitted to investigators that “he was there to meet with the girl, but told them he believed she was 16 years old.”

According to police, Lindsay relinquished the marijuana and drug paraphernalia to authorities.

Lindsay also allegedly admitted to exchanging nude photographs with the girl through text messages and the photo-sharing application Snapchat, according to police.

Lindsay signed a search warrant for his cell phone, and authorities found 19 nude photos and some videos of the 13-year-old on it, police say.

He was arraigned on June 18 at 2:30 p.m. in front of Mercer County Magisterial District Judge D. Neil McEwen on the following charges:

– Child Pornography, 19 counts
– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Corruption of Minors, Misdemeanor 1
– Marijuana-Small Amount Personal Use, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possessions Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor (two counts)

Charges were held for court during a preliminary hearing on June 26.

A formal arraignment is scheduled for August 27 at 9:00 a.m. in front of Mercer County Judge Daniel P. Wallace.

He remains lodged in the Mercer County Jail on $10,000.00 monetary bail.

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