SHARON, Pa. (WYTV) – Sharon police are looking for the director of a local children’s outreach program, who now faces felony sex charges.
Sonny Parker, executive director of the Mighty Cubs organization in Mercer County, is facing six charges, four of them felonies.
An underage girl told police that Parker asked if she would like to make some extra money and said if she watched him, he would buy her shoes. She said Parker also exposed himself to her.
Parker was profiled as WYTV’s Hometown Hero before the charges against him were filed. At the time, Parker collected more than 1,000 socks to donate to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. He talked about growing up as an at-risk kid and wanting to give back to children in the community.
Police have a warrant for his arrest. Investigators believe he ran away from the area, and attempts to get him to turn himself in have been unsuccessful, they say.
Those who have seen Parker are asked to contact Sharon Police Capt. Martwinski at 724-983-3210 or Mercer County 911 Center at 724-662-6110.