Tionesta Man to Be Sentenced for Sending Lewd Photo to Teenager

| March 30, 2018

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – An area man who sent an explicit photo and lewd messages to a 14-year-old girl on Facebook is scheduled to be sentenced after recently pleading guilty.

According to court documents, Raymond Anthony Silvis, 29, of Tionesta, is scheduled to appear at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in the Clarion County Court of Commons Pleas with President Judge James G. Arner presiding.

Silvis pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of corruption of minors.

As a result o the plea agreement, the following charges were dismissed:

– Unlawful Contact With Minor – Obscene and Other Sexual Materials and Performances, Felony 3
– Disseminate Explicit Sexual Material Minor, Felony 3
– Unlawful Contact With Minor – Sexual Offenses, Felony 3
– Indecent Exposure, Misdemeanor 1
– Harassment – Comm. Lewd, Threatening, Etc. Language, Misdemeanor 3

He remains lodged in the Clarion County Jail on $25,000.00 monetary bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint filed on October 31, the investigation began after Clarion-based State Police received a report of alleged unlawful contact between Silvis and a 14-year-old girl.

The victim told police she received lewd Facebook messages from Silvis on March 5. She said that she began receiving the messages after she attended a function with Silvis and his girlfriend earlier that day, the complaint stated.

According to the complaint, the victim told police that Silvis asked her “if she would ever do anything sexual and then asked how old she was.”

At this point, the victim told Silvis she was 14-years-old.

Silvis then asked her to send naked pictures of herself to him. When the victim declined, Silvis allegedly sent her a picture of his penis, according to the complaint.


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