TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Mt. Pleasant man accused of sexually assaulting Facebook 'friend'

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 5:51 p.m.
 

A Westmoreland County man who became friends with a 13-year-old girl on Facebook is accused of sexually assaulting her.

Michael Lee Curtis, 22, is facing criminal charges in connection with two alleged incidents at his Mt. Pleasant Township apartment.

Curtis and the girl met through Facebook sometime in November, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by state police. Trooper James Simpson alleged in the complaint that the pair's conversations “soon turned sexual in nature,” and Curtis allegedly asked if the girl was a virgin and if she had a boyfriend.

On two occasions in December and January, the pair allegedly engaged in sexual activity at Curtis' apartment, according to the complaint. Curtis faces charges of statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault without consent, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with minors and indecent exposure.

He was arraigned Wednesday and is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing before District Judge Roger Eckels is scheduled for June 5.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Fall fly-by: Blue Angels stop in Unity to discuss 2015 show
  2. Grease in Youngwood sewer system prompts another look at rule
  3. Westmoreland County, state AG to get funds from illegal lottery
  4. Woman sought in robbery in Unity
  5. Jeannette man pleads guilty to attempting to entice child in Louisiana
  6. Man charged in New Stanton Sunoco robbery
  7. Mt. Pleasant Armory to deliver Thanksgiving dinner
  8. Clelian Heights parents rally to keep program put in jeopardy by new federal rule
  9. Allegheny Township man to serve at least 24 years for molesting 3 children
  10. Westmoreland jail guard accused of selling illegal steroids
  11. 20 charged in Western Pennsylvania drug crackdown
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.