The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 2, 2009

Rape suspect charged by Watsontown police


WATSONTOWN -- Watsontown police have charged Aaron L. Clark, 26, of 833 Pinetree Road, Hughesville, with rape, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault.

Police allege Clark sexually assaulted a 20-year-old female in her home Wednesday at about 2 p.m.

Police said the victim was examined and treated at Evangelical Community Hospital, near Lewisburg, and was released.

Clark was taken into custody without incident in the Matchin Street area of Watsontown at 5:45 p.m. Clark is known by the victim.

A trooper from the Pennsylvania State Police R&I; Unit processed the crime scene for the Watsontown Police Department.

The Northumberland County district attorney's office assisted in the investigation.

SANE nurses from Evangelical Community Hospital also assisted in the investigation.

Clark was arraigned before Milton District Judge William F. Kear. He was taken to the Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury in lieu of $75,000.00 straight cash bail.