Turner Waives Charges in Rape Case

Chris Lorene Turner (Provided photo)

Chris Lorene Turner (Provided photo)

DUBOIS – A DuBois man accused of raping a mentally challenged boy waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday during Centralized Court at District Judge Patrick Ford’s office.

Chris Lorene Turner, 52, an inmate of the jail, is charged with five counts each of rape of mentally disabled person, statutory sexual assault/11 years older, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with person with mental disability, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse person less than 16 years of age and another sex-related offense. He remains in the county jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The charges stem from incidents in Huston Township between February of 2013 and February of 2014. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Clearfield County Children, Youth and Family Services reported that the victim disclosed to them that he was abused as a child.

He said he was first allegedly abused by the defendant when he was 5 years old and he went into treatment at age 10. The last time Turner allegedly sexually abused him was when he was 14 years old and he brought a gun to silence him.

The victim said he told his grandmother what was happening, but she didn’t believe him. She felt he was lying because he as a low IQ.

Police interviewed Turner Nov. 24 at the jail. He allegedly related that in February of 2013 he performed oral sex on the victim who was then 14 years old. He allegedly admitted it occurred five times on five, separate days. He allegedly stated that one of these times he had anal sex with him.

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