An Oil City man faces at least a dozen charges in a case in which he is accused of raping a young child.
Oil City Police allege the incidents occurred more than once, beginning in September, 2011.
26 year-old Catlin Hale was to be arraigned this week on charges that included two counts of the rape of a child. Other charges included counts of indecent assault under a person under 13 years old.
Hale was initially jailed on a parole detainer. He was lodged in the Venango County Jail.
Police say the incidents are alleged to have occurred at locations on Hoffman Avenue and on Pine Street in Oil City. No other details were released.