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Man charged for raping an eight-year-old girl

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Richard M. Bailey, center, walks out of District Justice Laura Bauer’s office after being arraigned on charges including rape of a child. He is flanked by Pennsylvania State Police troopers (left) Jeffrey Dahl and Jeffrey Osborne.

A Youngsville man has been arrested and charged with raping an 8-year-old girl.

Richard M. Bailey, 36, of 17 Frontier Drive, was arraigned before District Justice Laura Bauer who set bail at $100,000.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the alleged victim told her mother on Wednesday that Bailey had made her touch his penis the night before.

The girl underwent a forensic interview the next day through Warren Forest Children and Youth Services.

According to the affidavit, the victim detailed several instances of sexual contact over a period of about two weeks and that Bailey had taken pictures of her during some of the incidents.

Bailey is charged with rape of a child; aggravated indecent assault — complainant less than 13; indecent assault — person less than 13; and indecent exposure.

Bauer listed the maximum penalties for each charge — 20 years, $25,000 fine for rape; 10 years, $25,000 fine for aggravated indecent assault; five years, $10,000 fine for indecent assault; and five years, $10,000 fine for indecent exposure.

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