Henry Clay Township man jailed in kidnapping of boy, 6
By Kate Wilcox and Joe Napsha
Published: Monday, May 6, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
A 45-year-old Fayette County man was jailed for allegedly kidnapping a 6-year-old boy Saturday in southern Fayette County and driving him to Latrobe, where he is accused of sexually assaulting the boy in a car near a park along the Loyalhanna Creek, Latrobe police and state police said.
The suspect, Brian Timothy Lynch, 45, of Parnell Road, Henry Clay Township, confessed to taking the boy without his permission and sexually assaulting him, according to state police.
Lynch was charged with two counts of kidnapping and single counts of rape, sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault of a child. He was arraigned before Belle Vernon District Judge Jesse Cramer and placed in the Fayette County Jail in Uniontown in lieu of $250,000 bond.
The boy had been at Lynch's residence on Saturday afternoon and Lynch drove him to an area near Creekside Park in Latrobe, where the alleged assault occurred in the back seat of the car he was driving. State police said Lynch parked the car at a lot off Harrison Avenue, about a half block from the park.
Latrobe police said the youngster was discovered at 1:55 a.m. Sunday at Ligonier Street and Cedar Street, about three blocks from Creekside Park. Police said they were notified that a boy was spotted alone along the street and transported him to Excela Latrobe Hospital.
The criminal incident began at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
The victim was at Lynch's residence playing video games with a 17-year-old boy, but police did not say how or when he arrived. Lynch left his residence and the 17-year-old, who was not identified, went into a wooded area with the 6-year-old.
They exited the woods a short distance from Lynch's residence, and the suspect picked them up in a white Buick Century registered to the suspect's girlfriend. The owner of the vehicle had been away from the residence the past few days, police said.
The three went to purchase ice cream cones in Confluence, then drove to Whitney, Unity Township, where Lynch dropped off the 17-year-old boy and the victim at a park near the Whitney Club.
Police said the suspect went to a residence on American Legion Road where his girlfriend, her son and another person were located. Lynch was driven to Ed's Corner Station at the corner of American Legion Road and Charles Houck Road, to get gas. Lynch then drove the 17-year-old to Greensburg, where he dropped him off near Lynch Field in Greensburg.
It was then, state police said, that Lynch drove the vehicle to the parking lot and then walked the trail at Creekside Park with the boy.
The man returned to the car with the boy when the assault occurred, police said.
Kate Wilcox and Joe Napsha are reporters for Trib Total Media.
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