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Hughesville man held for trial on child sex charges

Aaron Clark

LOCK HAVEN — A Hughesville man was bound over for trial following a preliminary hearing Tuesday on Clinton County charges of Rape of a Child, Statutory Sexual Assault, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Corruption of Minors, Unlawful Contact with a Minor, Aggravated Indecent Assault and other related sex offenses of a Clinton County child.

Aaron L. Clark, of Boak Avenue, Hughesville, is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 9-year-old female child on three separate occasions in 2016. The victim, now 15, testified at the preliminary hearing and described the assaults committed by Clark in detail.

According to the victim, Clark made frequent sexually explicit comments to her as a child before he escalated to sexual abuse.

Clark was originally released on unsecured bail in the amount of $50,000.

Clinton County District Attorney David Strouse has a pending motion filed with the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas to amend bail to a monetary amount, describing the current bail as ridiculous. A bail modification hearing is anticipated to occur in the coming days.

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