Warren man pleads not guilty to sexual conduct with minor

Mathew Gearin pleads not guilty to sexual contact charge.

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – An eighteen-year-old Warren man is in jail Wednesday morning, accused of having sexual contact with a fourteen-year-old Youngstown girl.

Mathew Gearin pleaded not guilty Monday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Investigators have levied a felony charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor against Gearin.

WKBN’s print partner, the Tribune Chronicle reports the Child Advocacy Center referred the case to Warren Police.

The girl told investigators that the contact happened for about a week, in mid-July.

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