Man arraigned on abuse charges
A Dunbar man was arraigned Tuesday on charges alleging he had sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old girl after plying her with beer in March 2007.
Kevin Michael McIntosh, 26, is charged with sexual abuse of children, corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
The incident, which the victim said took place at McIntosh’s home, was reported in September 2007.
McIntosh and his girlfriend, Jennifer Renee Vonfradenburgh, both of 240 Hustosky Drive, previously had talked to the girl about joining them in sexual intercourse, according to state Trooper John Krause’s criminal complaint.
Vonfradenburgh, 30, was charged in April with corruption of a minor and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
A preliminary hearing for McIntosh is set for 9 a.m. June 24 before District Judge Dwight Shaner in Smock. He is free on $10,000 bond.
in double slaying
The state Superior Court has upheld a Fayette County man’s 40- to 80-year sentence for killing his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.
Edward Allen Belch, 48, of McClellandtown, was convicted in January 2006 of two counts of third-degree homicide for the May 10, 2005 deaths of Terri Lynn Gresko, 44, of McClellandtown and Thomas D. Myers, 54, of Masontown.
Belch pursued the two on Route 21, swerving in and out of traffic in German until he was behind their motorcycle, according to trial testimony. He sped up as he pulled up behind the couple, then rammed his Dodge truck into Myers’ Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Superior Court issued an order June 12 affirming Belch’s sentence.
Police in Fayette County are investigating the second attempted child abduction reported this week. Southwest Regional Police in Belle Vernon reported Wednesday a man in his 30s attempted to abduct an 11-year-old boy who was selling berries at a stand in front of the Newell Post Office at 10:20 a.m.
The child’s description of a green van the suspect was driving matches the description of the vehicle in a similar attempt in nearby Jefferson on Monday when two men in their 20s reportedly approached two girls on Washington Drive.
The suspect in yesterday’s incident was described as a white male with sideburns, short black hair and yellow teeth. He was driving an older green van with white stripes, possibly yellowing from age, along the sides and a Pennsylvania license plate.
The 11-year-old victim and his 9-year-old brother were sitting at a makeshift stand in Newell selling mulberries when the man lured the boy to the van with an offer of potato chips, according to Southwest Regional Police Department Chief John D. Hartman.
The man allegedly tried to pull the boy into his vehicle as he handed him chips, but the boy turned to his brother and told him to summon help, he said.
Police said the man then released the boy and sped away. Hartman said police believe the two incidents could be related.
State police in Belle Vernon are investigating the incident Monday when two men approached two girls, ages 8 and 9, in Jefferson. In that case, the children told police that two men approached them between 5 and 5:15 p.m. One man had a gun and motioned for the girls to be silent, police said. The girls told police that they ran from the men, who then fled to an older green van with a roof rack. One of the men had black spiked hair and the other had brown spiked hair, according to descriptions from the children.
Anyone with information is asked to telephone state police at 724-929-6262 or Southwest Regional police at 724-929-8484.
Job Fair set
PA CareerLink Fayette will host an Oil & Gas Industry Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Careerlink, 135 Wayland Smith Drive, Uniontown.
The job fair is open to the public. Job seekers will be able to meet with gas and oil industry employers, submit their resume for consideration and referral and learn about training opportunities in the industry.
Sean Sypolt, CareerLink site administrator said, “These employers were invited to hold a job fair in Uniontown because of the many good entry-level job opportunities it provides to build a career in a growing industry.”
The job fair is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Extraction Industry Partnership, which is managed by POGAM and the North Central Workforce Investment Board under a state workforce-development grant, and includes among its members the Westmoreland Fayette Workforce Investment Board, oil and gas companies, and education providers.
Jobseekers interested in developing a career in the growing gas and oil industry are encouraged to attend the job fair and are asked to bring a resume. Assistance in writing a resume can be obtained by calling the CareerLink at 724-434-5627 prior to the event.