The preliminary hearing for a Homer City man, charged in the sexual assault of four young girls, was continued yesterday. 19-year-old Robert Lawson is now expected in before District Judge Jennifer Rega on July 24th.
Lawson is charged with eight counts of rape, including four counts of rape of a child. He’s facing eight other felony counts related to sex with children; four felony counts of corruption of minors; plus twelve misdemeanor counts of various forms of indecent assault. The victims were ages 6, 8, 9 and 11. Lawson reportedly lived for some time with the girl’s mother and her boyfriend in Burrell Township. He also baby-sat for the couple. Court documents state that the admitted to having sex with the girls “on numerous occasions.”
He is being held at the Indiana County Jail on $100,000 bond.