Hampton man charged in 2nd indecency case
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A Hampton man was charged this week with indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children, the second time he has been charged with crimes against young people since September.
Justin Charles Tarr, 30, is accused of committing the crimes at the Hartwood Equestrian Center on Harts Run Road in Hampton, according to police affidavits. His wife owns the center, with which he is no longer involved.
According to the affidavit in the most recent case, he "continuously hugged" an unnamed female student there from the time she was 13 years old. He then repeatedly asked her sexual questions, and touched her inappropriately.
Mr. Tarr faces a preliminary hearing on the charge before District Judge Suzanne Renee Blaschak on Jan. 2.
A preliminary hearing for Mr. Tarr on the prior case is set for Jan. 30 before the same judge.
In that case, Mr. Tarr faces charges of aggravated indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, indecent exposure, endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors.
An affidavit by the Hampton police said that a teenage girl told them that Mr. Tarr initiated sexual activity with her when she was 14 years old, consisting of at least five encounters.
Online court records indicated that Mr. Tarr was in Allegheny County Jail, unable to post bail that was set at $50,000.
First Published December 21, 2012 12:00 am