Bradford teen jailed for alleged cyber harassment

A Bradford teen was sent to McKean County Jail for allegedly posting nude photos of his 14-year-old former girlfriend on social media.

Shawn Schlopy, 18, of 3A Kiwanis Court, is charged with four counts of distributing explicit sexual materials to minors, third-degree misdemeanors; four counts of unlawful dissemination of intimate images, first-degree misdemeanors; and one count of cyber harassment of a child, a third-degree misdemeanor.

According to the criminal complaint, in October, a 14-year-old female met with the school resource officer and told him Schlopy had been harassing her via social media. She said she had dated him for a short time, but had broken up with him. She said he had been creating fake social media accounts in her name, his name and other names and attempting to contact her through them. She said the messages turned mean and degrading, and she was advised by friends that Schlopy had posted nude photos of her using a fake account in her name. He also started a conversation with a 17-year-old male through one of these accounts, posing as the victim, and sent nude photos of her to the other male.

Schlopy was interviewed at the police station and admitted to the allegations, the criminal complaint stated.

He was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Dom Cercone and remanded to jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 18 in the matter.


Threat with gun lands Bradford man in jail

A Bradford man is in McKean County Jail for allegedly pointing a gun at a female during a domestic dispute Monday afternoon.

Ryan S. Thomas, 38, of 51 Amm St., upper, is charged with possessing a firearm while prohibited due to a prior offense, a first-degree felony; terroristic threats, a first-degree misdemeanor; and simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor.

The criminal complaint in the case alleged that at 12:48 p.m. Monday, police were called to the Amm Street residence by the victim, who said Thomas had pointed a gun at her and threatened to shoot her during a domestic dispute. Thomas was taken into custody, and police learned he had a prior felony conviction in Elk County, the complaint stated.

Thomas was arraigned before on-call District Judge David Engman and remanded to jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Nov. 18 before District Judge Dom Cercone.


Mount Jewett man jailed for alleged death threats

A Mount Jewett man was sent to jail following an arraignment on allegations that he threatened to kill two women during an argument on Wednesday.

Troy Oknefski, 40, of East Main Street, is charged with two counts of terroristic threats, first-degree misdemeanors; simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a third-degree misdemeanor; and harassment, a summary.

At 3:33 p.m. Wednesday, state police were dispatched to Mount Jewett for a domestic incident on Center Street. The complainant told police he heard Oknefski shouting at a woman and threatening to kill her. Police determined Oknefski threatened to kill the victim and her friend if the victim didn’t come home, and told the victim he would break her neck, according to the criminal complaint.

Oknefski admitted the allegations to police, the complaint stated.

He was arraigned before District Judge David Engman and remanded to jail in lieu of $30,000 bail. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 16 before Engman.

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