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Burgettstown man faces child sex charges

| Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

A former West Brownsville man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl has been jailed.

West Brownsville police charged Caleb Kenion "Teo" Ramey, 29, of 221 Center St., Burgettstown, for the alleged sexual assaults of the girl at a home on Main Street.

Police said that on Aug. 31, the girl told a social worker at UPMC-Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh about the alleged assaults, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed with Magisterial District Judge Joshua Kanalis, in Centerville.

The child told the social worker Ramey took her from her bed and into a bathroom, where he taped her mouth shut and bound her wrists and feet with Duct tape. He allegedly taped her hands to the toilet, according to the affidavit.

The child said Ramey told her that if she screamed or told anyone, she would be "whipped with a belt," according to the affidavit.

Police said the girl told the social worker she had to refer to Ramey as "Teo" or be beaten with a belt.

Ramey is charged with rape of a child, indeviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault of a child less than 13, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent exposure, recklessly endangering another person, kidnap to inflict injury/terror, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment and terroristic threats.

Ramey was placed in the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000 bond.

He faces a preliminary hearing 10 a.m. Wednesday in Washington County Central Court.

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