OC man gets 5-year probation terms for corruption, threats

By MARISSA DECHANT – Staff writer

An Oil City man who pleaded guilty in February in two separate cases involving the corruption of minors and threats made against Oil City High School was sentenced Friday to serve 10 years of probation.

Venango County Judge Robert Boyer ordered K’hane Mabin, 18, to serve five years of probation in each case.

Mabin pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of corruption of minors in the first case and a misdemeanor count of terorristic threats in the second case.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Andrew Fish’s office said that between 10 p.m. Sept. 9 and 5 a.m. Sept. 10, in Oil City, Mabin engaged in a course of misconduct involving several juveniles.

Mabin attended a party with a boy the night of Sept. 9, where he procured alcohol and stowed the beverages in his backpack, the complaint said.

Mabin and the boy then met a juvenile girl at her home, where Mabin provided alcoholic beverages to the two juveniles, in addition to another juvenile girl present. The girl who lived at the home said Mabin eventually got into bed with her, and the two had consensual sex, the complaint said.

Mabin had been released on $25,000 unsecured bail.

On Dec. 19, he was again taken into custody by Oil City police after making threats to “shoot up” Oil City High School and asking another male student to join him.

The other student alerted the faculty of Mabin’s threat, and Mabin later admitted to police he did make the statement, police said.

Assistant District Attorney Brenda Servidio offered Boyer victim impact statements from both cases, including one from Oil City High School.

Mabin’s attorney, Robert Hartley, referred to Mabin as “polite, courteous and mature.”

“He’s a young man, and I would love to get him out to finish school. He recognizes the mistakes he’s made,” Hartley said.

When offered time for comment, Mabin said, “I have learned my lesson, and I won’t be getting into any more trouble any time soon.”

Boyer said Mabin was “downplaying” and was not accepting full responsibility for his actions.

The judge discussed the incident at Oil City High School and called Mabin’s behavior unacceptable.

“There are things you cannot joke about in today’s society. … The entire country has a heightened sense of alarm of what’s happening in schools, and you’re posing a significant risk to yourself and others,” Boyer said.

Mabin was also ordered to perform 200 hours of community service and undergo a mental health evaluation as part of his sentence in the second case.