North Strabane teen charged with rape

September 19, 2013

A North Strabane Township teenager was arrested Thursday by township police on charges that he raped a 15-year-old Washington girl who was friends with his sisters at their home in June.

Ryan Matthew Davey, 18, of 74 Christy Road, turned himself in to township police Lt. Dan Levi and was taken before District Judge Jay Weller who arraigned him on charges of rape, sexual assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors in connection with the early morning June 15 assault.

Levi said the girl initially did not report the assault because they were friends, but the incident kept bothering her. The girl’s mother also noticed her daughter was not acting the same toward Davey, Levi said. She told her mother that it happened about a month later and police were notified.

The 15-year-old told police that she went to the Davey home for a sleepover June 14. Several other friends were also at the party. The alleged victim told police that she and Davey got into an argument. About 2:30 a.m., Davey asked the girl to go outside and talk. The two started hugging and kissing.

The girl told investigators that after she sat down on a bench, Davey allegedly pulled down her pants and underwear. The girl told police that she yelled “What are you doing? No, I said no.” Davey reportedly pulled out a condom. She again told him no and started to cry and pleaded with him to stop. She told police that Davey held her arms while he had sex with her.

Davey then allegedly led the girl to the back of the house where he continued to have sex with her. Davey then went back inside the house. The girl told police that she laid on the grass for about 30 minutes before she went back in the house.

Weller released Davey on $50,000 unsecured bond. Davey, who is a recent graduate of Canon-McMillan High School and a freshman at Wheeling Jesuit University, also had to sign an acknowledgment that neither he nor any family members or friends would contact the victim or her family either directly or through social media.

He is also not to participate in any criminal activity including underage drinking.

A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday in Central Court.

Kathie O. Warco has covered the police beat and transportation for the Observer-Reporter for more than 25 years. She graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in journalism.

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