Monday, July 20, 2009

Charles Reynolds Arrested for Forcing 7-year-old to Perform Sex Acts


A Johnstown man forced a seven year old boy to give him oral sex, then threatened to shoot a witness if she told anyone, Johnstown police said.

62 year old Charles Reynolds faces a number of charges, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, indecent assault, and corruption of minors.

Police said the assault took place Wednesday in Reynolds’ house in the city's Prospect Homes neighborhood. He reportedly made the victim give him oral sex. A woman was home at the time and saw what happened. She told police Reynolds threatened to shoot her if she told anyone.

Cambria county children and youth services learned of the case and contacted Johnstown police on Friday. Detectives went to Reynolds' home to question him about the assault.

Inside they found a handgun; several pellet guns and a taser. A resident at the home reported seeing Reynolds use the tazer on the 7 year old victim as well as his 5 year old brother.

Reynolds is a felon. In 1999 he was convicted on drug charges. As a result he's not allowed to have any firearms.

Reynolds was taken into custody early Saturday morning and arraigned on three felony and five misdemeanor charges.

Reynolds was lodged in the Cambria County jail on $100,000 bail.

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