The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local News

February 14, 2008

Mineral Point man faces rash of counts

EBENSBURG — A Mineral Point man was arrested Wednesday by Ebensburg police on 10 counts of statutory rape and other charges, claiming he brought a 15-year-old North Carolina girl here and had sex with her. Police said Eric Scott Dahmen met her over the Internet.

Dahmen, 22, of the 100 block of Gillen Lane, was jailed in lieu of $200,000 bond.

He was arraigned before District Judge Charity Nileski of Cresson on charges of unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault, corrupting the morals of a minor, indecent assault and statutory rape offenses.

Borough police said Dahmen had sex with the girl several times between Feb. 10 and Feb. 12 at an apartment in the 200 block of South Phaney Street. The girl was placed in the care of the county Children & Youth Services.

In an unrelated case, Dahmen is charged with theft from a computer, criminal use of a communications facility and harassment on Nov. 27 and 28. West Hills police said Dahmen obtained information about a Pittsburgh woman, including her date of birth and Social Security number, while working for NCO/CallCenter, 1732 Lyter Drive in Lower Yoder Township.

At the time, the call center was handling billing for a Pittsburgh area gas company. The gas company told the center that one of its customers had reported being harassed by a gas company employee, later identified as Dahmen, police said.

The woman became scared by the text messages “because the caller knew so many details about her and she had no idea who he was,” Detective Sgt. George Musulin said. Call center workers found notepads at his desk with the names of 23 women ranging in age from 20 to 22.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • smothers ‘It breaks my heart’: Shooting victim’s death leaves trail of shattered lives

    Victoria Smothers knows what people thought when they heard that a young black male had been shot to death in Moxham last week.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • School violence studied

    On a typical day last year, Pennsylvania schools caught 11 students toting weapons similar to ones used to slash 21 students and a security guard at a Pittsburgh-area high school, according to the state Department of Education. An untold number of others likely brought weapons to school but weren’t caught, safety experts say.

    April 16, 2014

  • Home is Where The Tribune-Democrat is Delivered!

    April 17, 2014

  • egg hunt17 ACRP quietly notes 25th anniversary

    There will be little or no fanfare accompanying Alternative Community Resource Program’s 25th anniversary.
    And that’s how the executive director, Frank Janakovic, wants it.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • windber17 Windber students earn top ‘Overchiever’ rank

    Windber Area school’s PSSA scores have been tops in the region for the past several years.
    This year, they’re among the head of the class statewide, Pittsburgh Business Times annual Schools Guide shows.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wise, Charles Police charge bank robbery suspect

    A Johnstown man was jailed on $250,000 bond after police said he robbed the West End Branch of AmeriServ Financial. Charles Wise, 48, of Barron Avenue, was charged with two counts of robbery.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Inmate awaits sentencing for assault on guard

    A former inmate faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced for assaulting a corrections officer at State Correctional Institution-Somerset, authorities said.

    April 16, 2014

  • windber pool Pool stays afloat despite troubles

    When a valve broke at the Windber Recreation Park pool last month, its municipal authority caretakers feared that meant the end for the pool’s aged, much-patched liner.
    But the old liner has held up – a stroke of luck that will save Windber Municipal Authority from having to seek a line of credit to cover repairs or risk delaying the pool opening, the authority’s recreation director, C.W. Beckley, said.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Creativity blossoming for spring art show

    The 16th annual Art in Bloom spring art show will brighten the Cambria County Courthouse in Ebensburg from noon to 6 p.m. April 26 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27.

    April 16, 2014

  • Alcatraz Challenge offers escape from routine

    Greater Johnstown Community YMCA is gearing up for its indoor biathlon, the Alcatraz Challenge.

    April 16, 2014


Do you think that Jack Williams will get the 270 signatures from city residents needed in order to have a referendum placed on a municipal ballot to have the city's pressure test mandate repealed?

I'm not sure
     View Results
House Ads