Fairhope man accused of sexual assault
A Fairhope man is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Somerset County.
State police charged Paul Jay Bonus Jr., 19, who was being held Friday in the Somerset County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.
Police said the alleged incident occurred Friday between 2:30 and 3 p.m. on Pack Saddle Road in Northampton.
Bonus, who was arraigned Friday before District Judge Douglas Bell, faces two counts of rape, three counts each of aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault, and single counts of sexual assault and corruption of minors.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Injured Penguins optimistic about returning next season
- Protest planned Monday at Plum Borough High School
- Pirates notebook: Wainwright injury doesn’t sway Hurdle on DH
- Lawyers donate thousands of dollars to Pennsylvania Supreme Court race
- Washington’s Shelton grows into big role, looks forward to draft
- Behind starter Liriano, Pirates complete sweep of Diamondbacks
- Hempfield teen hurt in single-vehicle crash
- Coach Johnston trying to figure out why Penguins ‘fell off a cliff’
- Counselors available at Hempfield after crash kills student
- Oak Ridge couple transforms 1820 house into quaint bed and breakfast
- Education seminar to raise awareness of domestic violence