Matthew Lawton Guilty of 27 Child Abuse Charges

On April 2, 2012, in the Court of Common Pleas, No. 187 0f 2010, Matthew Lawton received the following Jury verdict:

As to Count 1, Rape of a Child:  Guilty

As to Count 2, Rape of a Child:  Guilty

As to Count 3, Rape of a Child:  Guilty

As to Count 4, Rape of a Child:  Guilty

As to Count 5, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child:  Guilty

As to Count 6, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child:  Guilty

As to Count 7, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child:  Guilty

As to Count 8, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child:  Guilty

As to Count 9, Aggravated Indecent Assault of a Child:  Guilty

As to Count 10, Aggravated Indecent Assault of a Child:  Guilty

As to Count 11, Aggravated Indecent Assault of a Child:  Guilty

As to Count 12, Aggravated Indecent Assault of a Child:  Guilty

As to Count 13, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 14, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 15, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 16, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 17, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 18, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 19, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 20, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 21, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 22, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 23, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 24, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 25, Indecent Assault, Less Than 13 Years of Age:  Guilty

As to Count 26, Corruption of Minors:  Guilty

As to Count 27, Corruption of Minors:  Guilty

Hearing on the Megan’s Law Colloquy will be held on the 16th day of April, 2012, at 9:30 AM.

The original CoudyNews article follows:

18 yr. old accused of raping 10 yr. old

COUDERSPORT – Matthew A. Lawton, 18, of 117 Long Road, Coudersport, PA, has been charged by PA State Trooper Gleen Drake with the following ; 3 counts of (Felony 1) RAPE; 3 counts of (Felony 1) INVOLUNTARY DEVIATE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE; 4 counts of (Felony 1) AGGRAVATED INDECENT ASSAULT; 7 counts of (Felony 3) INDECENT ASSAULT; and 2 counts of (Misdemeanor 1) CORRUPTION OF MINORS.

Lawton is accused of raping a 10 year old female from Albion, NY, at his residence in Coudersport. Police also say that the girl’s 8 yr. old brother witnessed several of the acts, and was told not to tell anyone.

Lawton was arrested and arraigned on Monday in District Judge Barbara Easton’s courtroom. He was remanded to the Potter County Jail after failing to post $85,000 in straight bail. A Preliminary Hearing has been scheduled for July 19, 2010.


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7 Comments

  1. Cvfootball_02 says:

    needs to be shot in front of a firing squad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or sentenced to death

  2. Me says:

    nah, he will get 15-20 years on our dime, but get out in 7-10, just 2 do it again…..

  3. mem12 says:

    i know him from school hes a fucking rapist and him and his brother jerry need to be beaten. and their parents are no different they defend him

  4. noneya says:

    yall need to back the hell down… justice will be served watch

  5. noneya says:

    that stuff can be served and viewed as a death threat and or a terroristic threat keep that stuff in mind y’all.

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