Duquesne man arrested in N.J., charged with sexually assaulting girl
A Duquesne man charged with sexually assaulting a girl under 13 years of age on two occasions in 2007 was apprehended by Allegheny County sheriff's deputies early Friday morning in Camden, N.J.
The suspect, Glenn Hicks, 55, was found around midnight by deputies and Camden, N.J., police sleeping with a 17-year-old girl in a rear bedroom of an apartment, according to a news release by Allegheny County Sheriff William P. Mullen. It has not been determined yet whether Mr. Hicks will also be charged in Camden with additional crimes.
Mr. Hicks was wanted on charges of indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old; two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child; aggravated indecent assault of a child; endangering the welfare of a child; indecent exposure; and corruption of minors.
Additionally, he was wanted on three other bench warrants for escaping from house arrest on prior charges of driving under the influence.
In addition to Mr. Hicks, the victim's grandmother was charged with endangering the welfare of a child in connection with the molestations. The woman is not being identified because to do so would identify the victim.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim told her grandmother what Mr. Hicks had done to her and the grandmother told her not to tell anyone because "Glenn would go to jail for the rest of his life."
After the crime was eventually reported to police, both Mr. Hicks and the grandmother fled the Pittsburgh area. When police could not locate either of them, bench warrants for their arrests were issued last year.
The grandmother was not present when Mr. Hicks was arrested but deputies spoke with her by telephone and persuaded her to travel to Philadelphia and surrender to police there to avoid being placed in a New Jersey jail. She met the deputies at 11 a.m. in Philadelphia and was returned to Pittsburgh and lodged in the Allegheny County Jail.