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Taylor Man Waives Hearing On Child Sex Charges

March 26, 2019

SCRANTON — A Taylor man accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl waived his preliminary hearing today, moving the case on to Lackawanna County Court.

Christopher Antoine Ray, 31, was arrested by Taylor police March 19 on charges of having sexual contact with the victim at a borough home between Feb. 1 and March 14.

The Times-Tribune does not identify victims of sexual assault.

Ray’s arrest followed an investigation that began after the girl disclosed the assault to a relative, police said. He faces charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault of a person less than 13 and corruption of minors.

Ray remains jailed on $150,000 bail.

— DAVID SINGLETON