A Westmoreland County man was arrested today on charges that he raped an 11-year-old girl and produced child pornography.
Timothy E. Shearer, 54, of Avonmore, is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $500,000 bail. He faces charges of rape, sex assault, producing or directing child pornography, indecent assault and other offenses.
State police in Kiski Valley, who made the arrest, released few details about the incidents except to say that they occurred over various dates and times. One of those dates was Aug. 17, according to court records.