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Saltsburg man charged with sexual assaults on girl

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 4:09 p.m.

A 35-year-old Saltsburg man was jailed Wednesday after allegedly confessing to sexually assaulting a girl, now 17, at a borough residence during the past five years, state police said.

Robert Edward Clark was charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, aggravated assault and indecent assault. Clark was arraigned Wednesday before Indiana District Judge Guy B. Haberl and placed in the Indiana County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.

According to the affidavit filed against Clark, the girl reported to school authorities on Tuesday that he had sexually assaulted her numerous times between June 2008 and Sept. 9, 2013.

Clark faces a preliminary hearing before Haberl on Sept. 19.

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