Hearing for Oil City Man Charged With Engaging in Sex Acts With Underage Girl Set for Next Week

| July 31, 2021

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – A hearing has been scheduled for next week for an Oil City man who is accused of engaging in sexual acts with an underage girl.

Court documents indicate 28-year-old Marcus Nicholas Wylie is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4, on the following charges:

– Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with Person Less Than 16 Years Age, Felony 1
– Aggravated Indecent Assault – Comp. Less Than 16, Felony 2
– Corruption Of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above, Felony 3
– Criminal Solicitation – Child Pornography, Felony 3
– Indecent Assault Person Less 16 Yrs Age, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)

He is currently lodged in the Venango County Jail on $25,000.00 monetary bail.

The charges stem from an investigation initiated based on a Childline report.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, Frankie-Based State Police received a report from Childline on April 16 indicating that Marcus Wylie, who was 27 at the time of the alleged offense, was having sexual relations with a female juvenile victim under the age of 16.

Police then spoke to a known female who had previously dated Wylie from October 2020 to April 2021.

According to the complaint, the known female told police that she caught Wylie cheating on her multiple times with the juvenile victim and had also found messages of a sexual nature to the victim on Wylie’s phone. She also reported seeing a photo of the victim’s breast on Wylie’s phone.

The woman told police that when she confronted Wylie about what she had seen on his phone, he “flipped out,” slammed a door, and held a knife to her throat, saying he was going to kill her. She reported he then deleted everything off of his phone, the complaint notes.

The woman also told police she took screenshots of some of Wylie and the victim’s conversations and sent them to her phone before confronting Wylie. She agreed to provide the screenshots to police, according to the complaint.

Police then interviewed the victim.

According to the complaint, the victim told police that she had never “hooked up” with Wylie. She reported that the known woman had caught Wylie cheating with someone else when they were together and said that she was only friends with Wylie. She also told police that Wylie had sent her messages asking her to “leave him alone” because the known woman thought there was something going on between them, and said the last time she had spoken to him was at a local business several months earlier.

After interviewing the victim, police received a phone call from Wylie, who said the victim had contacted him after speaking with police.

Wylie told police that the known woman had “kicked him out” recently after accusing him of cheating on her with the victim. He also reportedly stated that the only times he was ever around the victim were when there were other people around. He told police the victim had texted him once and “told him she liked him,” but went on to say he told her he was not “cool with the underage thing,” the complaint states.

He reported that the known woman saw the text messages and “assumed they hooked up.” He also told police that he had never asked for or received nude photos of the victim and was never alone with the victim, according to the complaint.

On May 8, police received an email with screenshots of messages sent between Wylie and the victim.

The complaint notes that many of the messages were sexual in nature and Wylie, at one point, told the victim he had “a vault app so all the pics u send me get put away and no one can find them but me.”

The messages also reportedly included messages indicating Wylie and the victim had participated in sexual acts together, as well as a message from Wylie to the victim that said, “look at what we do when aint no one around.” There were additional messages about exchanging nude photos, the complaint continues.

There were also several messages from the victim to the known woman apologizing for “ruining her relationship” with Wylie, as well as messages from the known woman to the victim talking about Wylie grabbing the known woman by the throat, choking her, and grabbing a knife, the complaint indicates.

Police then spoke to the victim again about Wylie. During the interview, police revealed to the victim that they had viewed messages between her and Wylie.

The victim told police she “didn’t remember” sending the messages and also said she was unable to remember exchanging photos. She later told police she thought she did send Wylie photos through SnapChat “once or twice.” Police also asked the victim about the sex act mentioned in some of the messages, and she said she couldn’t remember exactly when it had occurred. She also stated that the sexual act they engaged in was “a one-time thing,” according to the complaint.

Wylie was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14.

EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Extreme graphic details were not included due to the sexual nature of the alleged crimes.

EDITOR’S NOTE 2: Several details were removed from this article to help protect the identity of the victims.

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