Pennsylvania woman accused of raping underage teen relative as boyfriend forcefully held him down
24-year-old Brittany Sheetz faces criminal charges of rape, incest of a minor, corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age among other charges
A Pennsylvania woman has been accused of trying to perform oral sex on and having sexual intercourse with an underage teenage relative by having him forcefully held down by her boyfriend.
According to The Altoona Mirror, 24-year-old Brittany Nicole Sheetz, of 1343 Milligans Cove Road, sexually assaulted the victim this past December at her residence with the help of her 36-year-old boyfriend, Derek Edwards.
During an interview on February 7, the victim revealed that he and a couple of friends were at a relative's house so they could go spotting for deer when Sheetz asked him to come to her room to help her with something.
He said that when he went to her room she and Edwards demanded that he drink the alcohol they offered him and threatened to beat him up if he didn't.
He alleged that once he was drunk, Sheetz and Edwards stripped him and that the latter then held him down as the 24-year-old got undressed and tried to perform oral sex on him and molested him even as he yelled for them to stop. Two witnesses eventually came into the bedroom and pulled the pair off the teen, a criminal complaint states.
State police said the victim first came forward with the assault on January 28. When they asked him why he hadn't reported it sooner, the victim said he had first talked about the incident to someone else, but that nothing was done.
When detectives interviewed one of the witnesses of the alleged incident, he corroborated the victim's story. He is said to have told police that he and the other witness heard yelling from Sheetz's bedroom and saw the 24-year-old on top of the victim while Edwards was holding him down by the shoulders. The witness also said he saw Sheetz wearing a shirt but no pants or underpants.
After she was brought in for questioning, Sheetz reportedly denied all of the allegations and claimed that an ex of hers was "throwing money at these boys to make this story up."
When asked what the victim would gain from this, the 24-year-old said she didn't know but alleged her ex was trying to get back a child she and he had together and who is currently in her custody.
She continued to deny the allegations when detectives said they had witnesses to the assault and insisted she also had witnesses who could prove she was not in the bedroom at the slated time.
The Altoona Mirror reported that Sheetz faces criminal charges of rape, incest of a minor, corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age and selling, and furnishing liquor to a minor.
She was arraigned this past Friday, February 15, in front of Magisterial District Judge Tonya Osman. She is currently incarcerated at the Bedford County Jail on a cash bail of $250,000 and is scheduled to appear for her preliminary hearing on February 20.
Edwards, who was also questioned by the police but similarly denied the allegations, is also being held at the Bedford County Jail.