OC man facing third set of rape charges

By MARISSA DECHANT – Staff writer

An Oil City man is facing a third wave of juvenile rape charges after allegedly having inappropriate contact with an 11-year-old girl earlier this year.

A criminal complaint filed through District Judge Andrew Fish’s office said Oil City police reviewed a forensic interview conducted Monday with a girl who said that she had been inappropriately touched and assaulted by 20-year-old William Diamond Jr.

The girl said that on two separate occasions between January and July, Diamond tried to remove her clothing without her consent, the complaint said.

The girl said on one occasion, she tried to kick Diamond off of her, but he held her down and continued to remove her clothing, the complaint said.

The girl said Diamond groped her on both occasions, according to the complaint.

Diamond is facing two felony counts of rape of a child, two felony counts of rape by threat of forcible compulsion, two felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, two felony counts of indecent assault of person less than 13 years of age and two misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors.

Diamond waived preliminary hearings in August in two separate cases charging him with an overall 15 counts involving the rape of a child, sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.

He remains in the Venango County jail.

Bail has been denied due to Diamond’s threat to society, according to online court documents.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 15 in Central Court.