DUBOIS – A DuBois man is facing sexual assault charges for having a relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Edward V. Boyd, 30, is charged with five counts each of statutory sexual assault more than 11 years older and indecent assault of person less than 16-years-old, and one felony count of corruption of minors.
Five additional charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse were withdrawn when he waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday during centralized court at District Judge Patrick Ford’s office.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sandy Township police responded to a call regarding an assault on a 15-year-old female on Nov. 1.
The victim told police that she was at Boyd’s apartment when they started arguing. She stated he hit her in the back of her head with his fist and they could see she had a golf ball-sized hematoma on the back of her head.
The officers then spoke with the victim’s mother who reported Boyd was a “helpful neighbor” and a father figure to the girl.
Later the victim reportedly admitted she and Boyd were having an intimate relationship and she had gone to his residence this evening to break up with him. This was why Boyd got mad and struck her in the head, she said.
After Boyd was taken into custody, he was interviewed at the police station where he confessed to striking the girl. As the interrogation continued, he admitted they were having a sexual relationship, police said.
At first, he claimed she was the aggressor in the relationship that began in the beginning of the summer. He stated that he wanted to wait until she was 18 years old, but she was flirty and would “come on to him.”
He admitted to having sex with her five different times. She stayed overnight at his home and would sleep in his bed with him, according to the complaint.
Boyd remains incarcerated on $5,000 bail.