Local Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl Faces Hearing on Wednesday

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Published February 19, 2024 5:30 am
Last Updated: March 28, 2024 11:23 pm
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VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing for a local man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl in Franklin is set for Wednesday morning.

According to court documents, a preliminary hearing for 34-year-old Brett Derek Beckmann, of Franklin, is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, at 8:30 a.m. in Venango County Central Court on the following charges:

– Corruption Of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above, Felony 3 (three counts)
– Indecent Exposure, Misdemeanor 1
– Indecent Assault Person Less 16 Yrs Age, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)
– Unlawful Contact With Minor – Sexual Offenses, Felony 3 (two counts)
– Open Lewdness, Misdemeanor 3
– Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Felony 3

He is currently free on $50,000.00 unsecured bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint filed by the City of Franklin Police Department, Officer Adam Steiner received a CY-104 form regarding the sexual exploitation of a known juvenile female at a residence in Franklin, Venango County, on or about November 9, 2023.

Officer Steiner identified and interviewed the suspect, who was identified as Brett Beckmann, as well as conducting a forensic interview with the victim, the complaint states.

The victim reported that Beckmann had touched and grabbed her breasts, butt, and thighs, over the past year, the complaint indicates.

The victim further told police that Beckmann spoke to her about sexual and other inappropriate topics. She also reported that Beckmann used his penis to show her the male anatomy, according to the complaint.

The complaint notes that Beckmann allegedly admitted to the above conduct when asked by police, the complaint notes.

Charges were filed against Beckmann on Friday, January 26.

EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Extreme graphic details were not included due to the sexual nature of the alleged crimes.

EDITOR’S NOTE 2: Several details were removed from this article to help protect the identity of the victim.

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