Man Allegedly Molested 3-Year-Old Girl

A Bridgeville man with a lengthy criminal record is accused of molesting a 3-year-old girl at his Prestley Road home last month.

A Bridgeville man with a lengthy criminal record is accused of molesting a 3-year-old girl at his Prestley Road home last month.

Allegheny County police accused 27-year-old Russell K. Forrest III of fondling the girl and causing injuries to her genitals.

Investigators charged Forrest with indecent assault, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors, simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Forrest’s girlfriend said she noticed blood in the girl’s underwear on Aug. 14 and went to their family doctor, according to a criminal complaint supporting his arrest. They later went to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and physicians there said they found trauma consistent with an assault, according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, the girl also told doctors interviewing her that “Daddy hurt me.”

Police interviewed Forrest and he gave them several accounts of why the girl was injured and why they found blood in her underwear. Police said he told them that he thought the injuries might have occurred when he wiped her too hard while drunk and high on drugs. Police said he later told them he might have accidentally poked her with his fingers while trying to catch her when she fell from the toilet.

Investigators, however, said those explanations were inconsistent with the injuries and the girl’s interview with police.

Allegheny County police filed charges on Aug. 30, but could not find Forrest. He was later found at his Prestley Road residence on Sept. 3 and arrested by Bridgeville police.

During the search, officers said they found him in possession of a syringe. While at the Allegheny County Jail, police said they found drugs hidden in his clothes and inside his body.

added numerous drug charges.

Jenna Lynn September 13, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Ew me too
the queenbee September 14, 2012 at 02:26 AM
When that sick effer goes to jail i hope to god that someone beats the crap out of him and give him a taste of what he has done.... i would do anything to meet him for 2 mins..thats all i would need..
the queenbee September 14, 2012 at 02:30 AM
oh please and a little girl is going to lie about daddy hurting me..come on..face it red42 he did it..he was all f-uped on drugs and drunk and the sick f**k hurt that little girl in a way a father isnt suppost too...and wont you be shocked when the truth comes out!!!!!!!!!!!!
green922 September 14, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Cmon red what other proof do you need? This monster hurt a pure innocent little girl. What if that was your daughter, this douchebag will get what's coming to him. And how can you sit there and defend him. No child should ever have to go thru this, what makes it that much more disturbing is that was her daddy.
Red42 September 14, 2012 at 02:52 AM
yeah and so what you were a fly on the wall and saw everything. you dont know him or the family. so who are you to say anything. he never signed that he said that. thats the detectives saying what they think.
clint eastwood September 14, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Hey RED. Wait to court ....... Cause unless you are a fly on that same wall .. you dont know what went on ....OR DO YOU? HMMMM?
green922 September 14, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Well someone hurt the poor child and the truth will come out, always does. And everyone associated will get what they deserve.
William Carnation September 14, 2012 at 03:01 AM
he needs help
Mommy1212 September 14, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Just like all the other white trash moms out there. Leave your child alone with a drug addict who molests her and then defend HIM. Unbelievable. You should be ashamed of yourself. That's your daughter, the most precious thing in your life.
green922 September 14, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Some people spend their whole lives trying to have babies, to love, cherish, and PROTECT. Then there's parents like this-scum of the earth. Now this poor little angel had her innocence taken away by some junkie loser waste of life. And as far as the mom, shame on you. I am totally disqusted.
Guest September 14, 2012 at 03:55 PM
This man and Sandusky should share a jail cell. They then should be welcomed into the shower with Big Bubba. They'll have a GREAT time! I hope this sick sick man gets what he deserves. The mother needs a swift kick. What LOVING mother would do that. She needs locked up too for child endangerment
Leo September 14, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Seriously what is this world coming too? I also went to highschool with this kid.
clint eastwood September 14, 2012 at 09:27 PM
I only hope cyf gets involved and protects this child ........
Garth September 14, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Should cyf get involved? Well lets see... Sound s like the mom is a good judge of character. Police found a syringe, hmmm, maybe he's a diabetic and not a heroin addict, ok seems reasonable. Drugs in his clothes...Well maybe he had on a friends pair of cargo pants and didnt know. Drugs inside his body...Thats going to be a tough one to explain. In fact that kind of ruins my conspiracy theory too. So, just where "inside" his body were these drugs?? Ouch!! Maybe he's a scum bag???
DC SLIDEWAYS September 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM
If he wants to be an animal;take him to the zoo and drop him in the tiger moat;charge 14.95 on ppv with all proceeds benefiting abused children. i'd get that ppv!
skinartist1203 September 16, 2012 at 05:37 PM
I've known RJ for years...he's not a bad person...he is a drug addict, but I have never seen anything that would lead me to believe he was capable of something like this - unfortunately, I also know all too well that drugs will make you do things you never dreamed you would do...I don't know what to say RJ, I can only hope they're wrong about you
Guester September 17, 2012 at 01:09 AM
I've been pretty close to this guy since we were kids. Yeah he was a drug addict, prostituted himself for drug money, was absolutely morally challenged, but he was one of the least aggressive people ever, very generous with what little he had. He has been trying to clean up his act all this year since he got put on suboxone. I know for a fact he wasn't shooting drugs because his scars were healed up and when you're on subs you can't get high from heroin, it will only make u sick if u try. The syringe they found was probably laying around his house from a previous time. Drugs they found "inside him" were probably the suboxone which he is prescribed. They probably didn't let him bring it so he hid it. Still... his home was definitely not a place for a 3 year old, and the mother dating him should have never got involved in his life. He is absolutely unpredictable and impulsive. But I just want to say he wasn't an all out monster, what little humanity was in him is probably going to leave now that he is going to be in jail for a while. And no he didn't like gay sex, but I'm sure he's gonna half to start. He did do gay stuff for money when he was on H. But while not on H he ended up fingering a little girl supposedly. Part of her hymen was missing. I'm friends with this guy, maybe his only friend... If he really did this, he deserves to be where he is. Should've went to rehab again a long time ago u idiot.
Guester September 17, 2012 at 01:20 AM
You're just gonna name names and gay bash? Yeah this is a crappy situation, but RJ was not gay and even if he was who cares? That's irrelevant and so is naming someone else who has nothing to do with this. I don't care if you bash on RJ for being being a junkie child molester, but get your facts straight and be relevant to the topic. And I really hope that girl doesn't get hep c either, but as of now there's no evidence pointing at RJ's "member". Only his finger taking part of the girl's hymen. Not that that's not a horrible crime, but according to the evidence no substances were introduced to give this girl hep c, which RJ does definitely have.
Jenna Lynn September 20, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Mike Jones (Editor) February 05, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Patch does not identify victims of rape or sexual assault, so the girlfriend's name was not published on this story because it would undoubtedly identify the little girl. The girlfriend was also not charged with any crime, so there is no need to identify her in this story.
jlt February 05, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Any other up dates?
Mike Jones (Editor) February 05, 2013 at 08:53 PM
His jury trial is currently scheduled for Feb. 11, 2013.
Sherry tobin February 15, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Whats going on with the trial?
Mike Jones (Editor) February 15, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Jury trial rescheduled for April 16.
Sherry tobin February 15, 2013 at 03:34 PM
Wow, april now? whats with all the set back's? He will have time served by the time they get this over with, lol
brian April 27, 2013 at 08:20 AM
What happened at the trial? Any update?
brian April 29, 2013 at 09:09 AM
Erin Faulk April 29, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Latest update was posted last week, for those following: http://chartiersvalley.patch.com/articles/bridgeville-man-sentenced-in-molestation-case-involving-young-girl
brian May 02, 2013 at 01:14 PM
Thanks Erin Faulk:)
Erin Faulk May 02, 2013 at 05:16 PM
No problem!


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