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Mistrial Declared in Child Rape Case Against DuBois Man


CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield County jury became deadlocked Wednesday, forcing a declared mistrial in the case of a DuBois man accused of sexually abusing a young girl over a two year peiod. According to court documents, jurors deliberated for more than two hours before notifying the judge of their deadlock on all counts.

DuBois City Police had charged 39-year-old Sean Lechiara will multiple counts of child rape, sexual assault, and indecent assault following an investigation requested by the victim last year. Lechiara allegedly abused the girl from when she was 11-years-old until she was 13.

Clearfield County DA Ryan Sayers said the case against Lechiara will be re-tried.