Clarion County Man Charged With Child Luring

By David Highfield

FORD CITY (KDKA) — Police agencies with cases of attempted child lurings are taking a look at the arrest of a man in Armstrong County.

Matthew Evans, 36, of New Bethlehem, is in the Armstrong County Jail charged with three counts of luring a child after an alleged incident in Ford City Wednesday night.

Police say Evans pulled up to three teenage girls along Fifth Avenue and began asking them questions.

“Smoke? Drink? Party? Did they have boyfriends? Very, very personal questions pertaining to the 14- and 15-year-old female victims,” said Ford City Police Sgt. John Atherton.

Evann Gerboc says she talked to the girls afterward, “They were telling me that he was asking did they do drugs and stuff.”

While police say Evans never directly asked the girls to get into his gray Chevrolet Tahoe, they felt they were being lured because of the nature of his questions. They got his license plate number and about an hour later police pulled over Evans in nearby Rayburn Township.

Now, police in Ford City say they’ve been contacted by other police agencies about the case, including Allegheny County Police. “They’re going to take a look at whether there’s any connection with incidents in their jurisdictions,” said Sgt. Atherton.

As for what allegedly happened in Ford City, Gerboc said, “I just think it’s gross, really disgusting, and I just hope he’s in jail for a while.”

Comments

One Comment

  1. steve says:

    PLEASE ALL YOU STINKING LIBS AND RIGHT TO LIFERS, LOOK AT WHAT THIS MORON DID AND WHO KNOWS WHAT HE GOT AWAY WITH ALREADY? DO YOU HONESTLY BELIVE THIS GUY STILL HAS RIGHTS? THEY SHOULD JUST EXECUTE HIM NOW AND SAVE THE TAXPAYERS ANOTHER BIG BILL.

    1. t'mara says:

      steve, you don’t even make sense. “right to lifers” are indoviduals opposed to abortion rights, and usually consider themselves right wing conservatives, NOT liberals. this child predator looks to me like your typical corn fed county bumpkin from new b who has nothing going on for himself at all. just a looser,… not your average well educated and urbane liberal.

  2. Ryan says:

    Steve, no doubt, you know what it will cost to feed this fat slob pervert in prision? Disgusting.

  3. Lock him up throw away the key says:

    Pretty soon Matthew Evans’ family and/or friends will come on the message board and say “oh, no way he would do this” and “this story isn’t true”. I hate people trying to defend perverts.

  4. steve says:

    shout out to chief John Atherton for getting this guy behind bars. Another excellent job by the FCPD.

    1. carlito says:

      “smmok” ……….sound of steve kissing up

  5. NLK says:

    This guy is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. He deserves to rot.

  6. TLV says:

    One of these girls was a family member of mine, and I can tell you all three of them LOOK like 14 or 15 year old girls. NO REASON for a grown man to stop and ask them ANYTHING. CRIMINAL RECORDS are public…..do you homework. THIS IS NOT his first time being inappropriate. I know he is someone else’s family member….but hiding his issues will not HELP HIM….or PROTECT others.

  7. dmr says:

    He has been a sexual pervert for over 16 years….. he was jailed once for exposing himself to 5 young girls on seperate occasions. enough is enough…throw away the key…get him off our streets.

  8. dcat says:

    from simple man” take a big tall tree and a short piece of rope, hang em up high, let em swing till the sun goes down, “charlie danials”

  9. bak says:

    These teenagers did their part, The FCPD did their part, PSP did their part. Now, the Armstrong County DA needs to do their part and get this CREEP put away !!! No wrist slaps for this REPEAT OFFENDER !!! Thank god these girls had the forethought to get away . What if these would have been 9&10 year olds this pervert approached ??? SCAREY hang em high !!!!

  10. mohen says:

    just an update….he was arrested again this morning for two counts of attempted luring that occured in Kittanning in October.As a relative of one of the girls involved in the Ford City incident, I am very proud of the girls and it looks like they may have enabled others to identify this man as someone who obviously has very inappropriate behaviors.

Comments are closed.

More From CBS Pittsburgh

Bringing You The Best in Sports Talk Radio
New Podcast Network

Listen Live