Clarion man accused of rape of 12-year-old girl

From staff reports

A Clarion man faces allegations that he raped a then-12-year-old girl and solicited inappropriate photos and videos of her on social media.

During an interview with Clarion state police, Daniel Ray Droddy, 34, allegedly admitted to having sexual intercourse with the juvenile between October and December 2017, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case.

The complaint said Droddy stated he and girl continued to communicate via social media through December 2018, and that he admitted to inappropriately touching the juvenile and having her perform sexual acts on him.

According to the complaint, Droddy admitted to video-chatting with the juvenile about sexually explicit information, and he also admitted to sending her inappropriate pictures of himself through social media.

According to the complaint, Droddy said he received inappropriate pictures of the juvenile.

Droddy has been charged with several felonies, including rape of child, a first-degree felony; deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years of age, a first-degree felony; statutory sexual assault of a person 11 years, a first-degree felony; unlawful contact with a minor (sexual offenses), a first-degree felony; aggravated indecent assault with a complainant less than 13 years old, a second-degree felony; aggravated indecent assault with a complainant less than 16 years of age, a second-degree felony; corruption of minors, third-degree felony; and criminal use of communication facility, a third-degree felony.

Droddy was arraigned Aug. 26 in District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller’s office.

Unable to post $75,000.00 monetary bail, Droddy was lodged in Clarion County Jail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday with Miller presiding.