|Man charged with sexual misconduct|
The victim’s name and details about her were part of the public record, but Green Banner Publications decided to withhold those to protect the victim in this case.
A Salem man, Roy A. Harmon, was arrested and charged last week with sexual misconduct with a minor, a class C felony.
According to the probable cause affidavit obtained from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office, the charges stem from allegations that Harmon touched a 15-year old victim sexually early in the day on June 3, 2011.
The probable cause affidavit said Harmon admitted to being very drunk on whiskey when the alleged incident occurred.
He also admitted to some of the allegations, including fondling the victim, but nothing further than that.
If convicted, a Class C felony carries a sentence of between two and eight years.
Another man convicted
A trial that started Tuesday, June 5 was over just a little more than 24 hours later when a jury convicted Mark Cook of child molestation, a Class A Felony and child molestation, a Class C Felony.
Cook was arrested and charged in August of 2011 from a series of incidents that took place in 2009.
According to the PC Affidavit, it was alleged that Cook had a sexual encounter on numerous occasions with a 13-year-old victim.
Cook denied the sexual encounter with the victim but did admit to touching her inappropriately.
‘These kinds of cases are difficult,” said Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin. “We are hesitant to put the children through the procedure. We did and we secured justice, which is good for the family and good for the community.”
Houchin said cook could face between 20 and 60 years in prison.