Uniontown man charged with raping boy he babysat

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A Uniontown man was charged Thursday with raping a boy he babysat, police said.

Joseph S. Drohn, 35, faces multiple charges, including two counts of rape; rape of a child; four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse; statutory sexual assault; corruption of minors; five counts of indecent assault; and a charge of distributing pornography to a minor.

The boy and his mother went to Uniontown City Police in early January, after the boy's mother said he had been acting "weird," according to a criminal complaint.

Mr. Drohn would make the boy watch pornographic movies with him and then sexually assault the boy, police said.

The boy's mother noticed that several pornographic movies had been charged to her cable account during times when Mr. Drohn was babysitting the boy and his sister, police said.

The boy said he was threatened by Mr. Drohn to not tell anyone about the sexual acts or that he would g et hurt, police said.

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Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.


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