Shippenville Man Behind Bars for Allegedly Raping 11-Year-Old Girl ::


BEAVER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Shippenville man is in jail for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl in Beaver Township more than six years ago.

According to court documents, Clarion-based State Police have filed criminal charges against a 25-year-old man Joshua Brian Ealy in the office of Magistrate District Judge Jarah Lee Heeter on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

On February 24, 2021, PSP Clarion opened an investigation into an alleged rape of a minor by Joshua Ealy. The victim was 11 at the time and Ealy was 19.

According to a criminal complaint filed on April 28, 2022, police interviewed the victim at PSP Clarion on Thursday, March 3, 2021. During the interview, the victim stated that in November 2016, before deer hunting season, Ealy asked her to help him hang surveillance cameras in an area where he frequently hunted. The victim agreed to accompany Ealy and accompanied him in his truck to a stopping point next to his hunting spot.

While there, Ealy allegedly leaned over to kiss the victim on the mouth. The victim said she told Ealy to stop and asked him what he was doing. The victim was unable to get away from Ealy, according to the complaint.

The victim detailed “Ealy forcefully got on top of her, removed her clothes and forced non-consensual sex with her.” The victim said Ealy stopped raping her when a vehicle passed. He then drove her home, the complaint states.

Before dropping off the victim, Ealy allegedly threatened to hurt her if she told anyone what happened, the complaint notes.

He was arrested at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday April 28, 2022, before Judge Heeter on the following charges:

– Child rape, crime 1
– Forced compulsion for rape, crime 1
– Statutory sexual assault: 4 to 8 years older
– Sexual assault, crime 2
– Aggravated indecent assault – Complainant under the age of 13, crime 2
– Indecent assault under 13, crime 3
– Corruption of minors – Defendant aged 18 or over, crime 3
– Compulsion of force for indecent assault, offense 1
– Indecent Exposure, Offense 1

Unable to post $30,000.00 monetary bail, he was incarcerated in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 in Clarion County Central Court.

EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Extreme graphic detail has not been included due to the sexual nature of the crimes.

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

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