Clarion, PA – A 70-year-old Clarion man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of raping a young girl two years ago.

Bassam Yakteen’s case has to be heard by the Sexual Offender’s Assessment Board before he is sentenced.

Stephanie Andreas of Clarion is also facing charges in the case. She testified that she and Yakteen had an agreement where he would pay the bills and provide money and food for her and her family if she stayed quiet about the abuse.

The now 12-year-old victim and the other children in the family have been placed into safe homes.

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