Father charged with beating man he said sexually assaulted his son
A Nesquehoning man is facing a sexual assault count and the father of the victim is also charged with assaulting the suspect.
Nesquehoning police said the two assault incidents occurred on Aug. 7.
According to police, at 12:57 p.m. officers were dispatched to a residence along Stock Street for a reported sexual assault of a minor. On scene officers found Mark A. Meade, 29, being detained by the victim’s father.
The father said he walked into a room in the home and caught Meade forcing his 1-year-old son to perform a sexual act. The victim’s father said he was helping Meade move out at the time.
Police charged Meade with one count of statutory sexual assault of a person less than 14 years of age.
Police also said while investigating the sexual assault incident Meade told them that he had been assaulted by the victim’s father.
Meade said the father assaulted him violently and claimed he was “pistol whipped” with a handgun. Meade also said he was held in the home for two hours before police were called. Police said Meade had multiple lumps and marks on his head consistent with being assaulted. Police found a gun at the scene.
As a result police charged the father with aggravated assault.
Meade’s bail was set at $100,000. The father’s bail is $10,000. Neither were able to make bail and were remanded to the Carbon County Correctional Facility.