BOGGS TOWNSHIP – A Philipsburg man is currently facing felony and misdemeanor charges for an alleged sexual assault incident that occurred in March of 2016.
Mark A. Emigh, 44, is charged by Trooper Matthew Peacock of the Clearfield-based state police with felony corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor-sexual offenses and misdemeanor indecent assault-forcible compulsion and indecent assault-without consent of other.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred on March 10, 2016 at Emigh’s residence in Boggs Township, Clearfield County, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge James Glass.
While she was there to have window tint installed on her vehicle, Emigh asked the victim to come inside. Once inside the home, he allegedly held the victim down, began kissing her and then sexually assaulted her.
Later that same day, the victim was interviewed by Trooper Justin Jones. She said while at Emigh’s residence to have window tint installed on her vehicle, he asked her to come inside with him and she agreed.
At one point, she said Emigh asked if he could kiss her and she replied no. She said Emigh moved closer, proceeded to hold her down on the couch, and as he kissed her, she turned her head but he continued to kiss her.
The victim said she told Emigh she wanted to leave, and when she tried to retrieve her keys, he moved them out of reach. She said he forcefully pushed her back down, assaulted her and several times, she tried to escape but he continued to hold her down.
When she was finally able to get away and to the door, she said Emigh held it shut and made her promise she wouldn’t tell anyone what happened.
On March 10, 2016, the victim went to Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospital for the purposes of sexual assault evidence collection. The next day, Emigh consented to DNA collection, and both the sexual assault evidence kit and Emigh’s buccal swab were sent for testing.
Test results showed saliva was detected on the victim’s swab, and the DNA profile obtained was consistent with a mixture of at least two individuals. The major component of the DNA mixture matched the reference sample from Emigh, according to the affidavit.