Belle Vernon man accused of sexually assaulting girl, 7
By Chris Buckley
Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A Belle Vernon man is facing charges he allegedly sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl in 2010 at his home.
David Ray Sepesky, 33, of 433 Bluff St., faces one count each of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, statutory sexual assault, and sexual assault.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the incident allegedly occurred on July 21, 2010.
The child was spending the night in the home.
During the night, Sepesky allegedly fondled the child and forced her to perform oral sex on him, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
The mother reported the alleged incident to the Washington County Children and Youth Services, because they were living in Wash-ington County at the time.
The case was even-tually turned over to Southwest Regional Police because the alleged incident occurred in Belle Vernon.
Southwest Regional Police Chief John Hartman said his department had been working on the case for 18 months prior to filing the charges Feb. 27.
The charges were filed after consulting with Fayette County District Attorney Jack Heneks, who approved the charges.
DNA analysis is being conducted on the child's clothing at the state police barracks in Greensburg, police said.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. April 13 before Magisterial District Judge Jesse Cramer, in Belle Vernon.
He was released after posting $50,000 bond.
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