Indecent Assault, Child Endangerment, Corruption of Minors

On October 5, 2022 the Sugarcreek Borough Police Department received notification from the Venango County Children and Youth Services in regards to an incident that occurred in the 500 Block of McCalmont Street.

It was reported that Ryan Rankin, 32 of Franklin, was at his residence with his girlfriend and her two daughters when Rankin made the juvenile victim grab his private parts. Rankin then asked the juvenile victim what’s your hand on.

On October 11, 2022 at approximately 9:00 AM Sugarcreek Police performed a forensic interview with the juvenile victim to wrap up the investigation.

Ryan Rankin was charged with the following:
Corruption of Minors – Felony 3
Endangering the Welfare of Children – Felony 3
Indecent Assault – Misdemeanor 1

Rankin is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday October 19, 2022 at 8:30 AM at the Venango County Courthouse in front of Magistrate Lowrey.