A Howard man is in Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of $300,000 bail after being accused of raping children.
Elvin John Lamey, 26, of Howard, was arrested on Thursday and arraigned before District Judge Allen Sinclair, charged with five counts each of rape of a child, statutory sexual assault by someone 11 or more years older than the victim, incest of a minor under 13 and corruption of minors, as well as one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child. All of the charges are felonies.
According to court documents, Lamey is accused of raping and molesting on multiple occasions.
“He said don’t tell anyone, but I didn’t listen,” one of the children told police in an interview in July. The victims told their mother about the series of sexual incidents, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
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Court records show the offense date as being in 2012.
This is not Lamey’s first time facing these kinds of charges in Centre County Court. Lamey had been free on $50,000 unsecured bail for another case, in which he is charged with eight counts each of felony corruption of minors and misdemeanor indecent assault of a person under 16 and indecent assault of a person under 13.
He had entered a gulty plea in that case at a pre-trial conference in August 2013, but that plea was withdrawn in January, with the case set to move to trial.
Lamey is slated for a preliminary hearing on the new charges on Wednesday.