Charges Held to Court in Alleged Indecent Assault

DUBOIS – All charges were bound over to court for 45-year-old Rickey D. Fauzey of DuBois, who is accused of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl.

The girl testified before Magisterial District Judge Patrick N. Ford that she, along with her sister and mother, was at the home of a family friend to stay overnight June 20. While at the Sandy Township home, she said she could not sleep in the room where her sister and another child were sleeping, so she went to the living room of the house.

Court documents state that the girl laid down on a sofa with Fauzey. Fauzey was also staying at the Sandy Township home that night. However, during testimony Friday, the girl stated that she first sat on a recliner.

At some point, Fauzey allegedly motioned for the girl to come sit near him. She said Fauzey was speaking to her in a soft voice, and she couldn’t understand what he was saying. She testified that he touched her breasts and genitals under her clothes.

The girl testified that she did not call for help or tell Fauzey to stop because she was too afraid.

That night, she said Fauzey slept on one end of the couch, and she on the other.

In the morning, she told the child of the family friends what had happened. The child then advised the alleged victim to tell her mother.

According to court documents, after the child told her mother, the mother left for a tattoo appointment about 30 minutes later.

Later that day, the girl was taken to DuBois Regional Medical Center because she was bleeding from her vagina.

Court papers state the Fauzey spoke with police in July, and he denied the charges against him, reportedly stating that he “has a rule that girls must be 21 years old before he touches them.”

Fauzey is charged with two counts of indecent assault and one count of corruptions of minors, all misdemeanors. He is free on $10,000 unsecured bail.

One of the conditions of his bail is that he is to have no contact with the alleged victim.

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