Brackenridge man accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl
A 47-year-old Brackenridge man is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.
Eric Todd Clark, of Nelson Avenue, is free on a $25,000 bond while awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault and corruption of minors.
The hearing, previously continued from Dec. 12, is now scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 2 before District Judge Carolyn Bengel.
According to a criminal complaint, the incident happened on Nov. 16 at Nelson’s residence, and the girl told her parents about it at dinner that same day.
The girl was later interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital. During that interview, the girl said she was in Clark’s bedroom watching cartoons when he allegedly took her clothes off. She said Clark told her not to “tell anyone in the world” about what had happened.
Clark was arrested on Dec. 4, and released from the Allegheny County Jail that same day.
Clark’s criminal history includes arrests for simple assault, criminal trespass, violation and contempt for protection from abuse orders, disorderly conduct, fleeing or eluding police and driving under the influence, the complaint states.
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