Borough police file charges in alleged rape case

Police in Reynoldsville have filed charges against a borough man in connection with an alleged rape incident that occurred in May.

25-year-old Derrick J. McLeod of Mabel Street in Reynoldsville is facing several charges including rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, corruption of minors, and two counts of indecent assault.

According to documents filed with District Magistrate David Inzana’s office in Reynoldsville, police interviewed McLeod who admitted he was consuming alcohol throughout the day. He said he was aware the victim was sixteen years of age at the time of the incident. The report also states that the victim, who was there to help watch McLeod’s young children, had bruises on her wrists.

McLeod is in the Jefferson County Jail.

Other charges

*Ralph G. Jackson, formerly of South Third Street in Reynoldsville, has been charged with cruelty to animals for allegedly leaving two dogs in cages without food or water for three days after being evicted from the residence.

*April L. Vogt of Wishaw Road in Reynoldsville was charged with theft by deception and writing bad checks. The reported incidents occurred in May with charges filed in June.

*Jeremy D. Sedor of North Park Street in Sykesville has been charged with criminal trespass following reported incidents that occurred in May at Ridgewood Greene Aaprtments in Reynoldsville.

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