Alleged bank robber accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old

JERSEY SHORE – A local man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 14 year old girl in August of 2012.

Donald S. Guthrie, 38, of 200 Corning Avenue in Jersey Shore, has been charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and corruption of minors.

Guthrie is incarcerated and currently awaiting trial for 2012 charges for allegedly robbing the First National Bank in Hughesville.

Guthrie has been convicted of sending sexually explicit text messages to a 15 year old girl in 2008, 2009 and 2011. When captured in Illinois about a month after the robbery, Guthrie was allegedly travelling with a 14 year old girl who had run away from her Punxsutawney home.

Guthrie’s current accuser, another unnamed 14 year old girl, first met the man while she was visiting relatives in Jersey Shore. In the affidavit, police alleged Guthrie was a family friend.

The girl met Guthrie at a park in Avis in August of 2012. From there, the pair allegedly travelled to Guthrie’s grandparents’ home on Vilas Drive in Jersey Shore.

There, the two allegedly went into a garage and engaged in sexual intercourse, according to police.

Police interviewed Guthrie at the Lycoming County Prison, but he ended the interview after answering only three questions, records state.

Guthrie was arraigned before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on Friday. Bail on the new charges was set at $50,000 bail.