The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local News

January 16, 2013

Suspect faces trial on 377 sex abuse charges

— A Windber-area man is in the Cambria County Prison awaiting trial on hundreds of charges that he sexually abused a girl over several years, starting when she was 8 years old, in both Johnstown and Dale Borough.

George Henry Irvin Jr., 39, of the 700 block of Mount Carmel Drive, Ogle Township, was ordered to stand trial on 377 charges at a preliminary hearing in December before District Judge Leonard Grecek.

Irvin is in jail in lieu of $200,000 bond. The charges were filed by Johnstown Juvenile Detective Julie Wagner and Dale police Cpl. Michael Beblar.

On Monday, the defendant was in county court for a hearing before Judge Timothy Creany on allegations that he violated probation conditions under the accelerated rehabilitative disposition program in a 2011 drunken driving case.

Creany ruled that Irvin violated probation because of the new charges and for failing to complete required counseling and to pay costs and fines. Creany revoked Irvin’s ARD, which means he will have to stand trial on that charge also.

In the sex abuse case, the alleged victim, now 19, came forward to law enforcement in September, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Police said she reported the abuse began with Irvin inappropriately touching her when she was 8. The abuse escalated and continued until she was about 15 years old, it’s alleged. The abuse took place between 2000 and 2008, police said.

The charges include 91 counts of child endangerment, 37 counts of rape of a person younger than 13, 61 other counts of rape and five counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.

To read stories in their entirety, visit one of these links:

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • foust_25 Teen shot in Oakhurst

    A 16-year-old New Jersey boy was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center on Thursday after being shot three times in the Oakhurst section of Johnstown.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Audit: City overspent by $700G in 2013

    Legacy costs contributed significantly to the city of Johnstown coming up $689,000 short in its core services funding during 2013.

    July 24, 2014

  • Kuzma, jonathan Guilty plea in hammer death

    The Johnstown man who authorities said killed his father with a hammer last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal homicide, authorities said.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • quecreek rescue Events to mark anniversary of Quecreek rescue

    When word spread that nine Quecreek miners were trapped underground in July 2002, Bill Arnold’s dairy farm quickly became the rescue effort’s ground zero.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Huger, Stephen Accused Hornerstown shooter will stand trial

    A Johnstown man will stand trial in connection with a July 12 shooting in the Hornerstown section of the city.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tribune Treasure!

    July 24, 2014

  • Board names Zahorchak’s successor

    The Greater Johnstown school board at a special meeting Thursday named a superintendent to replace the retiring superintendent, rehired its last business manager and approved other administrative appointments.

    July 24, 2014

  • Pasquerilla, Mark Pasquerilla recognized as arts patron

    First lady Susan Corbett announced Thursday from the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, Pa., that Mark Pasquerilla of Johnstown has earned the Patron Award from the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ebensburg gets ready to party

    Party down with a shutdown.
    Downtown Shutdown, a street party featuring music and food, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday in downtown Ebensburg.

    July 24, 2014

  • ROTARY Local Rotary Club earns recognition

    The Rotary Club of Johnstown was named Outstanding Large Club of the Year in District 7330, which serves 42 Rotary Clubs in seven counties in southwest Pennsylvania, at the Rotary District 7330 and District 7300 Joint Conference that was held June 26 through 29 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Poll

What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

     View Results
House Ads