Port Vue sex offender waives case to court
A Port Vue man facing multiple sexual-related felony and misdemeanor charges has waived his case to court.
James Edward Anderson, 42, stood before Magisterial District Judge Armand A. Martin for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday afternoon.
Allegheny County police filed charges of rape of a child, rape by forcible compulsion, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, criminal solicitation, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years of age, two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, two counts of aggravated indecent assault of a child, unlawful contact with a minor, criminal attempt — involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age and indecent exposure.
Charges stem from the reported continual sexual abuse of a girl from when she was 6 to 17 years old, according to court documents.
The victim, now 19, told investigators she had been sexually abused by her biological mother's long-time paramour.
Documents indicate offenses allegedly occurred at three locations in Port Vue and one in McKeesport.
Among the alleged incidents include a report of Anderson attempting to engage in sexual activity with the victim at age 9 while her brother watched.
“The victim's allegation was confirmed by her brother” during a subsequent interview, the criminal complaint read.
She also told police she was sexually abused in a basement in May when she was 17 and seven months pregnant, and Anderson threatened that he would not let the victim see her fiance if she did not have sex.
The last incident of sexual abuse reportedly occurred on July 21, 2011.
Anderson was questioned by investigators and denied all accusations, court documents read.
He waived his case to Allegheny County courts, and his bond was reduced from $25,000 straight to $5,000 at 10 percent. Online court docket sheets state the $500 security amount was posted.
Formal arraignment is scheduled for April 11 at 1 p.m.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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