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62 year old faces assault charges

MOUNT UNION — Elvis Beatty, 62, of Mount Union, is facing charges for indecent assault for alleged incidents that occurred several years ago in Cromwell Township, Huntingdon County.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, an unnamed male reported to police that Beatty was dating the male’s mother when the male was 6 or 7 years old. The accuser stated that on an unknown date, Beatty and the accuser’s mother got into a verbal argument, during which Beatty struck the accuser’s mother several times while the accuser and his 3 or 4 year old sister were downstairs.

According to the affidavit, the accuser stated Beatty came downstairs and made both children remove their clothes. He then reportedly told them “to have sex and ‘do stuff together’.” The accuser reported he tried to call someone, but Beatty allegedly took the phone away. Beatty was also reportedly carrying a stick, and the accuser reported he was afraid Beatty “would have hit him if he didn’t do what Beatty wanted.”

The accuser stated he refused to perform sexual acts on his sister, which allegedly caused Beatty to become upset and go outside the residence. The accuser reported he then grabbed a skillet, went outside and struck Beatty before running to his grandfather’s residence.

The accuser later reported that Beatty allegedly attempted to force the accuser to perform sexual acts on Beatty.

According to the affidavit, police interviewed the accuser’s sister on Sept. 24. The sister reported she remembered Beatty “walking around the house naked a lot.” She also reported that Beatty allegedly touched her inappropriately at a chicken coop on the property where they were living when she was between 3 and 4 years old.

Beatty is facing charges of criminal attempt-IDSI–person less than 13 years of age, aggravated indecent assault–person less than 13 years of age, and two misdemeanor charges of indecent assault–person less than 13 years of age.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 10 before the Magisterial District Judge Lisa Marie Covert.

Beatty is being held at the Huntingdon County Prison, unable to post $150,000 bail.

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