Pa. man, 39, jailed in rape of disabled girl, 15

December 21, 2012 8:29:11 AM PST
A central Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he sexually assaulted a mentally disabled 15-year-old girl at least eight times since July.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 39-year-old Robert Riley Jr., of Altoona.

The Altoona Mirror reports Friday the girl and a relative contacted police earlier this week and told investigators Riley had tried to have sex with the girl several times in recent months.

Police say Riley acknowledged performing a sex act and fondling the girl on at least eight occasions in his basement or attic while his wife was out of the house. Riley's wife applied for a protection-from-abuse order when the rape allegations surfaced Tuesday.

Riley faces a preliminary hearing on eight counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and other crimes on Thursday.