Cops: Man facing child porn charges tossed cat out car window, ran it over
A former Westmoreland County man facing child pornography allegations filed by the state attorney general’s office was arrested during the weekend after police in Indiana County said he threw a cat out of a car window and then ran it over.
Raymond Patrick Younger, 39, previously of Penn Township, posted $5,000 bail Sunday on animal cruelty charges connected to the July 14 incident in Burrell Township.
State police said in court papers Younger, now of Blacklick, was seen in surveillance video driving a Chevrolet Cobalt in the Sheetz parking lot at noon. The video showed Younger throw the cat out of the driver’s side window and then run over the animal, police said.
The cat did not survive.
Troopers said the animal belonged to his neighbor.
Younger is awaiting trial in Westmoreland County on numerous child pornography allegations. His $10,000 unsecured bond in that case was modified earlier this month to allow him to have supervised visits with his daughter, according to online court records.
State agents filed charges against Younger in March after learning someone using an IP address connected to him allegedly uploaded child pornography on a website, according to court papers. Agents said they found 22 pictures and videos of child pornography during a search of his computers and arrested him.
He waived his formal arraignment that was set for Tuesday in the child pornography case. A July 31 preliminary hearing in the animal cruelty case is set.
Younger could not be reached.
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .