Belpre Man Arrested On Sexual Assault Charge

By: Phillip Hickman Email
By: Phillip Hickman Email

A Belpre man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an 8 year old girl when he was 18.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Department, Paul Pittner, who is now 27, assaulted the girl back in the summer of 2000.

The victim filed the complaint with the sheriff's office last month.

During an investigation detectives say Pittner admitted to the victim that "evil" over took him and he could not explain why he did it.

Detectives say when questioned Pittner admitted to inappropriately touching the victim.

Pittner has been charged with third degree felony gross sexual imposition.

He will be held in the Washington County Jail pending his first court appearance on Monday.


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  • by tina Location: belpre on Jan 26, 2010 at 03:56 PM
    I JUST LOVE HOW EVERYONE IS SO QUICK TO JUDGE WHEN THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW THE WHOLE STORY OR THE TRUTH. tHE BIBLE SAYS WE ARE ALL SINNERS AND ANYONE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE.
  • by Sean Location: Smithburg on Oct 4, 2009 at 10:51 AM
    He wasn't 18 when this happen and she wasn't 8 plus from what I heard nothing happpen and it was over 10 years ago. That's a life time ago. It's funny how fast everyone wants to judge everyone even when they don't know the whole truth, and isn't part of the truth a FULL lie? I dunno???
  • by Don Location: belpre on Sep 21, 2009 at 06:09 PM
    sick 8 yr old; have fun in jail.
  • by errrrrr Location: anonomous on Sep 21, 2009 at 12:58 AM
    Man seems like they should be doing their job and start putting these child sexual people away for good.. GGGGeeeeezzzz PROTECT our CHILDREN... Dang you freaken hang the pot smokers.. Thats not right at all you phony people slap the the rapist on the back and send them back to go find next victim... Gee Use your heads let the dop dealers go put away the rappers
  • by Tracey Location: Parkersburg on Sep 19, 2009 at 07:44 AM
    Here we go again! The names may have changed but the circumstances and allegations are still the same...FYI all you WV men-according to my research, in WV, once alleged victims turn 18, they have two years to file a claim of alleged sexual assault. But, once the claim has been filed, they can go back as far as 20 years to charge someone. If this guy is guilty and has really admitted it-fine, let him tke his punishment. However, I really feel sorry for all you poor guys who have already been, or are going to be, caught up in the cross fire of this situation. I pity the guys who, because of a bad breakup, or some girl lied about her age, will have their lives needsly ruined.
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