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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Man charged with sex abuse

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    LAKE TWP. - A 54-year-old suspect is accused of sexually abusing a boy for 10 years.
    Norman Theodore Faux, of 1811 Lake Ariel Highway, faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault and single counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and indecent assault.
    Faux was arraigned before District Judge Bonnie Carney and placed in the Wayne County Correctional Facility on $150,000 bail.
    The suspect is scheduled to appear in Central Court this morning at the Wayne County Courthouse.
    The sex assaults began when the alleged victim was nine, state police said.
    According to an arrest affidavit filed by Trooper John Strelish of the Honesdale barracks:
    On Aug. 22 the alleged victim's girlfriend found lewd and sexually suggestive text messages on his cell phone.
    The messages were from Faux.
    The girlfriend had looked at the messages because she was curious about her boyfriend's behavior.
    The girlfriend told her mother, who contacted Wayne County Children & Youth Services.
    The alleged victim, now 19, spoke with police at the Honesdale barracks on Aug. 29, saying he had been sexually assaulted by Faux for about a decade.
    He told police the assaults would occur when he was sleeping.
    The alleged victim told police they would watch pornographic movies on a computer as Faux assaulted him.
    The alleged victim "related that watching the pornographic videos made it easier for him to forget what (Faux) was doing to him," according to the affidavit.
    The teenager told police he couldn't pinpoint how many times he was assaulted because it happened so frequently.

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