Richland resident has been found guilty on charges he had a sexual relationship
with a 15-year-old girl in 2005.
A jury found Richard Bone, 47, guilty on felony counts of statutory sexual assault; involuntary deviate sexual intercourse; aggravated indecent assault; unlawful contact with a minor; corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Bone, who now lives in Hampton, also was found guilty of two misdemeanor counts of indecent assault.
He currently is being held at Allegheny County Jail. A date for his sentencing before Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Jill Rangos has not been scheduled yet.
The victim, who is now 22, told Northern Regional Police last fall that Bone was a family acquaintance who started "courting" and then had a sexual relationship with her in 2005 when she was 15, the criminal complaint states.
Patch does not identify alleged victims of sexual assaults.
The woman told police they engaged in sexual acts 25 to 35 times, mostly at the man's Richland home and a few times at an Avalon residence, according to court documents.
The woman, who for years underwent therapy at a Pittsburgh Action Against Rape facility, told investigators Bone repeatedly told her he loved her and that they were involved in a relationship, the complaint states.
The woman also said Bone told her she could not tell anyone about the relationship because he would get in trouble, the criminal complaint said.