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Pittston Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Scranton Teen

March 15, 2019
Pittston Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Scranton Teen

SCRANTON — A Pittston man is accused of sexually assaulting a city teen over the course of several months last year.

Arthur Webb, 43, 175 Panama St., Pittston, is charged with statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and related counts. A 16-year-old girl told investigators at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania that she and Webb had a sexual relationship between April and June 2018, police said. She was 15 and he was 42 at the time. Police also discovered explicit conversations between the two on the teen’s cell phone, according to court documents.

Bail and preliminary hearing information were not immediately available today.

— CLAYTON OVER