Titusville man faces rape charge

A Titusville man is behind bars in Warren County for allegations that he raped a minor back in August.

Rodney J. Boyle, 25, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday.

According to a statement, the incident was reported to Pennsylvania State Police back on Nov. 16.

“A forensic interview was conducted with the victim,” troopers said. “The victim disclosed numerous details to include being provided alcoholic beverages, sexual assault and other verifiable details of this incident.”

The incident is alleged to have occurred at a residence on Enterprise Rd. in Southwest Township between 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 4 a.m. on Aug. 28.

Police then interviewed Boyle on Tuesday.

When “confronted with the provided details and additional verified information,” police say that Boyle “admitted to the furnishing of alcohol to the minor female, the sexual assault and other specific details provided during her forensic interview.”

He faces a litany of charges including rape — unconscious victim and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse — person uconscious, both first-degree felonies.

In addition, he has been charged with sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault — compliant is unconscious or unaware that penetration is occurring, indecent assault — person unconscious, corruption of minors, sell/furnish liquor, etc. to a minor and other charges.

Online court records indicate that Boyle was arraigned before District Judge Raymond Zydonik on Tuesday and remanded to the Warren County Jail after he was unable to post $75,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled in the case for Dec. 9 at 9 a.m.


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