Man arrested for 20-year relationship with underage relative, fathering 4 children

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Pennsylvania State Police said they have arrested a 55-year-old Butler County man on charges that he repeatedly raped an underage female relative in her early teen years and then carried on the relationship for two decades, fathering four of her children.

The Chicora man faces 71 charges, including rape, statutory rape, indecent assault, aggravated indecent assault and incest, according to a news release.

The assaults began when the woman would have been 12 or 13 in "various locations in Allegheny and Butler counties."

State police did not immediately return a call for comment.

The defendant is being held in the Butler County Prison on $500,000 cash bond, according to the prison.

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Moriah Balingit:, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee. First Published October 18, 2013 8:09 PM


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