Jury Trial July 19 and 20, 2021
Following a jury trial at the McKean County Courthouse on July 19 and 20, 2021, Robert W. Hamilton of Kane was convicted of sexual offenses against minors. The defendant was convicted of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse on a child under age 13; Sexual Assault; Indecent Assault on a child under 13; Indecent assault on a child under 13; Corruption of Minors; Corruption of Minors; Indecent Assault on a child under 13; Indecent Exposure where child under was 16 was present; Indecent Assault without consent; Indecent Assault without consent; Indecent Assault without consent; Indecent assault on child under 16: Indecent assault on child under 16; Indecent assault on child under 16. He was found not guilty of 2 additional counts of rape.
The charges stemmed from an investigation into the defendant’s actions in regards to minor children from January 1, 2017 to October 9, 2018. The case was investigated by Trooper Eric Thompson of the Pennsylvania State Police-Lewis Run. District Attorney Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer prosecuted the case on behalf of the Commonwealth. The defendant was ordered to undergo an assessment required under the former Megan’s Law, now known as SORNA. A sentencing date will be set by the Court. The defendant was incarcerated on $200,000 cash bail.