Alleged Sex Offender Found Hiding in Woods Makes Court Appearance


The alleged sex offender who authorities arrested after he was found hiding in a man made fort in Pennsylvania appeared in court for arraignment Monday morning in Brooke County.

David David, 64, of Florence, PA., was charged with a felony offense of sexual assault in the first degree. Authorities said he could face up to 15 to 35 years in the state penitentiary or in the state correctional facility and fined $1,000 to $10,000 if found guilty.

His bail has been set at $500,000. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled within the next 10 days if he is unable to post bond.

According to authorities, should David post bond, he has been ordered not to leave the tri-state are without approval of the court and he is to have no contact with the alleged victim.

U.S. Marshals, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Hanover Police Department, Smith Township and Weirton K-9 units assisted in David’s arrest on Oct. 21 when he was found hiding in the woods located behind Tucker’s Church on Steubenville Pike in Paris, PA.

David was wanted for sexual assault of a child due to an investigation by the Brooke County Sheriff’s Office in West Virginia. He was staying in an RV in Follansbee when he allegedly sexually assaulted a three year old, authorities said.

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