DANVILLE – A police officer testified a Danville man who pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a young girl had been cited previously for defiant trespass at a housing complex where there are children.
Following a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon, Montour County District Judge Marvin Shrawder sent the case to court of Brandon Richard Mowrer, 26, of the rear of 356 Ferry St. Mowrer is free on $2,500 bail on the charge.
Mahoning Township Police Chief Robert Blee Jr. said he received a call from the manager of Evergreen Pointe that Mowrer was there and the complex didn’t want him there because of charges filed against Mowrer. Blee said he found him at the home of his father Michael Mowrer at 310 Evergreen Pointe and removed him from the complex. He also gave Mowrer a copy of a letter from the management and issued a summary citation for defiant trespass which is still pending. This occurred about June 20.
Patrolman Matthew Gerst, who was also familiar with Mowrer who is also known as Moose, testified there was an outstanding warrant for Mowrer on the previous trespass charge. Gerst testified he recognized Mowrer by the moose tattoo on his right calf. Gerst found him under a truck at the housing complex Aug. 8.
He called to Mowrer who responded when he Gerst called out Mowrer, Gerst said. Gerst found Mowrer alongside the 400 building there.
After the hearing, Blee said Mowrer wasn’t allowed at Evergreen Pointe because of the charges he was facing and because there are children there. Blee said that was part of a bail stipulation imposed by Shrawder.
Blee said residents were complaining to the housing complex manager and to police about Mowrer being there.
Montour County District Attorney Rebecca Warren, who represented the commonwealth at the hearing, said Mowrer is being assessed by the Sex Offender Assessment Board in Harrisburg with the report due Sept. 16. The board will determine if he is a sexually violent predator.
Mowrer can be sentenced after the assessment is completed, she said.
He previously pleaded guilty to two sexual assault charges involving a young girl and faces up to 45 years in jail and $35,000 in fines.
When the incidents occurred from 2007 to 2008 in Danville, he lived on Ash Street. The girl was 6 and 7 years old at the time. Danville police charged him in January 2011. The girl is now 10 years old.