Johnstown Man Facing Child Rape Charges
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Police say a registered sex offender from Johnstown is charged with raping a child in Blair County. According to the township police, 47-year-old Brian Cinko had been staying with the 8-year-old victim's family at their Logan Township home for two months. According to a criminal complaint, the alleged assaults took place between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31. According to the complaint, Cinko had been living in an apartment near 18th Street and was supposed to have moved out by Sept. 27. The complaint says the family was supposed to move into the same apartment on Sept. 25 but moved in earlier than planned. The apartment landlord told police when she found out the family moved in early, she gave Cinko a notice to be out of the apartment by Oct. 18, the complaint states. The child told police that during that time, Cinko sexually assaulted him every night when he went to bed, the complaint says. The child claims Cinko would touch him inappropriately and force him to perform sexual acts. The complaint also states Cinko would appear at the boy's school. The child told police that on one occasion Cinko was standing outside the playground fence while he was at recess; another time, he approached the child while he was walking home from his bus stop. The child told police Cinko also took him to Johnstown, where he worked, and attempted to assault him there, the complaint says. Court documents show Cinko faces several charges, including rape of a child, corruption of minors and indecent assault of a child less than 13. Cinko is being held at the Blair County Prison in lieu of a $250,000 bond. According to the Pennsylvania Sexual Offender Registry, Cinko was previously convicted of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse in October 1993. He was registered as a lifetime sexual offender in August 2018 after serving over two decades in state prison.