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Monday, July 25, 2016

McKean County men facing sex crime allegations

A Bradford man was arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with six felony counts of statutory sexual assault. Police said Gregory Benavidez was also charged with corruption of minors and providing liquor to minors. Police alleged the incidents occurred in Bradford last month. Arraigned in court, Benavidez was sent to jail when he was unable to post $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing will be held Thursday morning.

An Eldred man was jailed Sunday after state police arrested him on six counts, to include criminal attempted rape by forcible compulsion. Troopers said Chris Caldwell, 29, was also charged with simple assault, indecent assault, drug offenses and more. The alleged crimes happened in Eldred Borough on Saturday. Caldwell was jailed on $100,000 bail.