OC man charged with making false reports, intimidating witnesses

 An Oil City man is facing charges from an incident on Saturday morning which involved County Children and Youth Agency and victim intimidation.

According to the Oil City Police Department, Glen W. Gray, 67 of Oil City was arrested on charges of intimidating a victim of a crime in order to keep the victim from testifying in a criminal case.

Gray is also being charged for the violation of a relatively new law concerning false reports to County Children and Youth Agency.

According to police, any person calling anonymously or otherwise to Children and Youth Agencies reporting false claims of child abuse are subject to a misdemeanor two offense which can carry a maximum sentence of two years in prison and up to a $2,500 fine.

Gray has been charged with one felony count of intimidating witnesses or victims and one misdemeanor count of false reports of child abuse.

Gray was arraigned in front of district judge Andrew Fish and placed in the Venango County jail after failing to post $10,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday, July 20 in Venango County district court.