A jury convicted a McKean County man of 251 counts related to sex offenses against children, providing marijuana to juveniles and other crimes, according to county district attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer.

Darvin Carpenter, of Bradford, was acquitted of 11 other counts.

The charges were filed for crimes against seven juvenile victims between the years 2000 and 2022 after a girl told her mother Carpenter touched her in her “bad spot,” and the mother reported it to the Childline child abuse hotline, the district attorney said.

The investigator assigned to the case identified six other victims who reported rape from the age of 5, forced oral sex on victims under age 13, unlawful touching of children under age 16, providing marijuana to juveniles and other crimes, Vettenburg-Shaffer said.

Six of the victims, who are all now adults, testified during the trial. They said the crimes happened at various locations in McKean County including a number of places where he lived, his vehicle and some of the victims’ own residences. Some victims described not only the crimes he committed against them, but other crimes they witnessed against other children, according to the district attorney.

Carpenter will be sentenced at a later date.

Anyone who suspects child abuse is asked to call 911 and Childline at 1-800-932-0313.