CLARION – A former Fairmount City man was sentenced last week to up to 40 years in jail on multiple rape charges stemming from incidents dating back to October 2009 in Redbank Township (Clarion County).

David Kenneth Detjen Jr., 47, currently of San Bernadine, Calif., was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 40 years in state prison.

During the April 10 hearing, reports state, Clarion County President Judge James Arner ordered Detjen to serve a minimum of 48 months to a maximum of 96 months on each of five first-degree felony counts of rape forcible compulsion, with the sentences to be served consecutively.

Originally charged with more than 1,500 counts of rape, Detjen reportedly pleaded guilty on March 13 to the five first-degree counts of rape, which was contingent on him receiving a sentence of 20 to 40 years in state prison.

According to reports, Detjen’s guilty plea resulted in the dismissal of the following charges: 307 counts of rape forcible compulsion; six counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of a person less than 16 years old; 100 counts of statutory sexual assault; 312 counts of aggravated indecent assault without consent; 100 counts of aggravated indecent assault of a complainant less than 16 years old; 312 counts of sexual assault; 100 counts of indecent assault of a person less than 16 years old; and 312 counts of indecent assault without consent of another.

Detjen will also be required to register as a Tier 3 sex offender for the rest of his life. He is being held in the Clarion County Jail awaiting transfer to state prison.

Original charges against Detjen were filed in May 2018 following an investigation by the New Bethlehem Police Department into an alleged sexual assault that took place at a Fairmount City residence between 2009 and 2012.

While speaking to investigators in California, Detjen allegedly admitted to sexually assaulting a known victim at a Brookville Street home before moving his family to California.

The victim reportedly told police that the assaults first began back in 2009, when she was 14 years old and Detjen was 37.

Detjen allegedly told the victim that he wanted “to try something,” and had intercourse with the victim in one of the bedrooms.

The victim said that Detjen had intercourse with her two to three times a week for approximately three years while he lived in Pennsylvania, police said.

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