Youngsville man charged with statutory assault

A Youngsville man has been charged for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Nicholas L. Cox, 20, of Youngsville, is charged with statutory sexual assault –4 to 8 years older; interference with custody of children; two counts of corruption of minors; unlawful contact with minor — sexual offenses; and indecent assault — person less than 16 years of age.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the alleged victim, a 14-year-old girl, told Pennsylvania State Police she was with Cox from Friday, June 21, through Sunday, June 23, at his residence in Youngsville. She told police Cox was there when she was given alcohol and marijuana, and that she was intoxicated and naked in his bed on the night of Friday, June 21.

“Juvenile female would not or could not provide details of sexual contact, though she stated she believed ‘they had sex,'” police said in the affidavit.

Police said surveillance video confirms the two were together at various locations over the weekend.

According to police, Cox told the alleged victim’s mother that he did not know where she was on the morning of June 23.

Police said Cox admitted to having sex with the girl, that she was given alcohol and marijuana, and that he told his parents the girl was 16, though he knew she was 14. Police said Cox said, “he knew what he did was illegal and that he had made a mistake in his actions” with the girl.

Cox was taken to Warren County jail after failing to post $35,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17.


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