From staff reports
A Knox man pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday by Venango County President Judge Oliver Lobaugh on charges related to the rape of an 11-year-old girl.
Jeremy Fosbaugh, 19, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of statutory sexual assault prior to the start of a scheduled two-day trial. Several other charges, including rape, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated assault and indecent assault, were dropped as part of the plea agreement.
The charges stem from incidents that occurred in January 2017 at the girl’s grandmother’s home in Richland Township, Venango County.