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Charges filed in rape case
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. announced that charges have been filed against Christopher Lee Reams, 31, of Glen Hope Valley Boulevard, Glen Hope.
On Friday, Trooper Terry Jordan of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield barracks, filed two separate criminal complaints charging Reams with rape of child, two counts; statutory sexual sssault, two counts; involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, two counts; aggravated indecent assault, two counts; sexual assault, two counts; indecent assault, two counts; and indecent exposure, two counts.
The criminal complaints provide that in August 2012, the Pennsylvania State Police began an investigation into the rape of two children. Upon investigation, it was found that between March 2010 and March 2011, Reams had sexually molested an 8-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. Both children were interviewed as part of the investigation and reported that Reams had inappropriately touched and had sexual relations with them at a residence in Chest Township.
On Friday, Reams was apprehended and arraigned by Magisterial District Judge James A. Hawkins.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. Hawkins set Reams' bail at $200,000. Reams is currently incarcerated in the Clearfield County Jail.
Anyone with knowledge of a fugitive's location is asked to call Clearfield County Crimestoppers at 1-800-376-4700. All calls to Crimestoppers are confidential.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney website at and selecting "Report A Crime."
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