HUNTINGDON, PA – Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office’s Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus announces the apprehension of Edward Stallman, 57 years of age. Stallman pled guilty in 2001 to aggravated indecent assault – without consent and indecent deviate sexual intercourse. He had been originally charged with 2 counts of aggravated indecent assault – without consent, 12 counts of indecent deviate sexual intercourse – forcible compulsion, 12 counts of incest, 12 counts of indecent deviate sexual intercourse person less than 13 years of age, and 12 counts of indecent deviate sexual intercourse person less than 16 years of age.
After Stallman pled guilty on the 1999 cases, he received 2 ½ to 10 years on the first case and 5 to 10 years on the second case to be served consecutively for a total of 20 years. Toward the end of his incarceration, he finished his sentencing at the Renewal Center in Allegheny County. Upon release on January 24, 2020, Stallman, a sexually violent predator was to register for life under Megan’s Law.
On April 27, 2020, Stallman was listed as non-compliant by the Pennsylvania State Police, which prompted Sheriff’s Deputies to conduct a Megan’s Law compliance check at his last registered address in Mt. Oliver Borough. Deputies found that Stallman had never lived at this address. Due to providing false information, charges were filed against him the following day in accordance with Megan’s Law.
During the course of the investigation, Deputies developed information that Stallman was staying in Huntingdon County, PA. On Friday, August 28th, Deputies set out to locate him there with the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police. Unfortunately, they could not locate him. Over the weekend, Deputies received numerous tips thanks to local residents via social media and developed further information that he was living in the woods near a mountain ridge in this area.
This evening, Deputies located Stallman off of Route 522 in Orbisonia, PA around 6:00 PM beneath a tree near an abandoned railroad track. He was apprehended without incident and transported to the Allegheny County Jail, after waiving his right to arraignment in Huntingdon County. Stallman will await arraignment on the new charges at the Allegheny County Jail.