Woman Waives Charges of Sexual Assault on to Court

DUBOIS – A former DuBois woman waived her right to a preliminary hearing Friday before Magisterial District Judge Patrick N. Ford on charges that she sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl.

Mary C. Rowles, 29, most recently of Buffalo, N.Y., was charged after the child told a psychologist that Rowles touched her genitals.

Rowles’ husband, Jamie Rowles, 30, pleaded guilty to charges in several cases including the rape of a 19-year-old autistic woman, assaulting a 3-year-old girl and a 19-year-old mentally challenged man.

Jamie Rowles was sentenced to 5 to 20 years in state prison and a number of years of probation and will have to register with Megan’s Law.

Mary Rowles is alleged to have touched the child’s genitals and had the child touch the genitals of her and her husband. Mary is also charged with having oral contact with the child’s genitals and allowing the child to have oral contact with the genitals of her and her husband.

Court documents also indicate that Mary Rowles denied any knowledge of the actions her husband committed, but later, she changed her statement to state that she was aware of the situation.

In all, Mary Rowles is charged with five counts of indecent assault, all felonies, as well as a charge of endangering the welfare of children.

She remains in Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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