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PA Man Accused Of Raping Foster Children Could Have More Victims: State Police PA Man Accused Of Raping Foster Children Could Have More Victims: State Police
PA Man Accused Of Raping Foster Children Could Have More Victims: State Police The Pennsylvania State Police are concerned an accused child rapist may have more victims.  Frank Breneman, 71 of Lititz, is accused of raping and sexually assaulting two children for 12 years beginning when they were 4 and 11 years old, PSP Troop J announced on Thursday, June 6. He was arrested by the PSP Criminal Investigation Unit on charges of rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, and indecent assault of a child on Wednesday, June 5, according to the release.  His two preliminary arraignment…
Ex-Lancaster Cop Raped, Sexually Assaulted Multiple Youngsters In 1990s, Officials Say Ex-Lancaster Cop Raped, Sexually Assaulted Multiple Youngsters In 1990s, Officials Say
Ex-Lancaster Cop Raped, Sexually Assaulted Multiple Youngsters In 1990s, Officials Say Lancaster police have charged arrested two men with raping a 16-year-old victim in the city in 1997, one who was an officer tasked with the initial investigation. Andrew Selby, 54, and Roberto Rosario, 44, became the center of an investigation in March 2024, when Detective Sgt. Jessica Higgins was made aware of one alleged incident. Higgins spoke with a victim who detailed violent abuse by Rosario in Lancaster City in late 1997, police said. Selby, who was 28 at the time, responded to Lancaster General Hospital on Dec. 27, 1997, regarding the sexual assault by Rosario. The vi…
GUILTY: 9-Year-Old's Rapist Convicted After 30 Minutes Of Deliberation In LanCo, DA Says GUILTY: 9-Year-Old's Rapist Convicted After 30 Minutes Of Deliberation In LanCo, DA Says
Guilty: 9-Year-Old's Rapist Convicted After 30 Minutes Of Deliberation In LanCo, DA Says A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of rape charges after a two-day trial and 30 minutes of jury deliberations this week, authorities announced. Timothy Barker, 48, of Leola, was between the age of 40 and 44 at the time of the abuse, which began in 2018 when Barker was in a caregiving role to the victim, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office said. Barker told the victim he wanted to “teach her how to use her body correctly," according to the DA's office. The victim disclosed the abuse when she was 17 and was interviewed in 2023 by the Lancaster County Children’s Alliance af…
Texas Man Accused Of Rape Extradited To Pennsylvania: Chambersburg Police Texas Man Accused Of Rape Extradited To Pennsylvania: Chambersburg Police
Texas Man Accused Of Rape Extradited To Pennsylvania: Chambersburg Police A man accused of raping a girl in Pennsylvania who was arrested in Texas has finally been extradited for his trial, police announced on Monday, May 6.  Carlos Martinez-Franco was arrested on a warrant in Conroe, TX on March 4, 2024, according to the police release.  The charge stems from an alleged assault in the 200 block of East Liberty Street/US Route 11 in Chambersburg on July 12, 2016, court records show.  A warrant for the following charges was issued on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, the police said and court records confirmed: Felony Rape Forcible Compulsion. Felony …
PA Amish Dad Accused Of Incest: Affidavit PA Amish Dad Accused Of Incest: Affidavit
PA Amish Dad Accused Of Incest: Affidavit An Amish father has been charged with 15 felonies and 3 misdemeanors for raping and sexually assaulting four of his daughters over 18 years, as detailed by Ephrata Police Detective Beth Rivera in court documents obtained by Daily Voice on April 17.  On March 20, 2024, Amos Ebersol, 59 of the 500 block of South Fairmont Road, Ephrata, was charged with the following, according to his court docket: Felony Rape (three counts). Felony Incest (three counts). Felony Aggravated Indecent Assault with a person under 16 years of age (three counts). Felony Contact or Communication with a Minor - …
VA Man Who Came To PA For Sex With Child Stays For Prison Sentence: DA VA Man Who Came To PA For Sex With Child Stays For Prison Sentence: DA
VA Man Who Came To PA For Sex With Child Stays For Prison Sentence: DA A Virginia man who pleaded guilty in connection to traveling to Pennsylvania to have sex with a child has been sentenced, the Lancaster County District Attorney's office announced on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  Tanner Iskra, 38 of the 2100 block of Harpoon Drive, Stafford, VA, pleaded guilty in Sept. 2023 to attempted statutory sexual assault (11 years older), attempted corruption of minors, and criminal use of a communication facility, DA Heather Adams detailed in the release.  Iskra was sentenced to 11-23 months in prison, eight years of probation, and he must register as a sex offender …
PA Man Wanted For Rape, Sexual Assault, Incest: Police PA Man Wanted For Rape, Sexual Assault, Incest: Police
PA Man Wanted For Rape, Sexual Assault, Incest: Police Authorities are looking for 38-year-old Benicio Antoin Benifield.  Benifield is wanted in Palmer Township on charges of felony rape, sexual assault of a victim under 13, incest, and multiple related counts, according to the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers.  Court records claim the crimes took place in November 2018.  Investigators believe he may be in or around Macungie or Allentown.  Benifield is described as 5 feet tall and 225 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information should call Palmer Township Police at 610-759-2200 or submit an anonymous tip…
'Sexually Violent Predator' Sentenced For Making PA 6-Year-Old Girl's Life 'Nightmare': DA 'Sexually Violent Predator' Sentenced For Making PA 6-Year-Old Girl's Life 'Nightmare': DA
'Sexually Violent Predator' Sentenced For Making PA 6-Year-Old Girl's Life 'Nightmare': DA A diagnosed "sexually violent predator" who raped a girl for nearly a decade — turning her childhood into a "nightmare"— is heading to prison for up 87 years, the Lancaster District Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8.  Miguel Morciglio-Figueroa, 42 of the 300 block of North Franklin Street, Lancaster City, raped a now 19-year-old woman starting when she was six until she was 15 years old, the DA's office detailed in the initial release and as Daily Voice previously reported.  During the trial, Morciglio-Figueroa was "determined to be a sexually violent p…
Sex Offender Shot Dead By US Marshals Trying To Serve Warrant For Elizabethtown Rape: DA Sex Offender Shot Dead By US Marshals Trying To Serve Warrant For Elizabethtown Rape: DA
Sex Offender Shot Dead By US Marshals Trying To Serve Warrant For Elizabethtown Rape: DA A man wanted on charges in connection with a violent rape in Elizabethtown Borough was shot dead in what the Lancaster County District Attorney's office is calling "an officer-involved shooting" on Thursday afternoon.  Shane Robert Kelec, 38 of the 1700 block of Stone Mill Road, Lancaster was wanted on rape and aggravated assault, among other changes for the terrifying incident that happened in the 900 block of Hedgewyck Lane, Elizabethtown, as detailed in the DA's original release. He had a firearm on him when members of the United States Marshals’ Eastern District Violent Crime…
PA Officer Raped Child, Sexually Assaulted Others Beginning When He Was 12: DA PA Officer Raped Child, Sexually Assaulted Others Beginning When He Was 12: DA
PA Officer Raped Child, Sexually Assaulted Others Beginning When He Was 12: DA A Sharon Hill police officer is accused of multiple instances of rape and sexual assault over a period of years, according to officials.  Tyler Humphreys, 21, of Malvern, is charged with rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, and related offenses in Chester County, said the District Attorney's Office.  The charges stem from incidents that prosecutors say took place from 2014 to 2018 and in late 2022, officials wrote in a release.  One alleged victim told detectives that Humphreys made him perform a sex act when he was 9 and Humphrey…
Teen Allegedly Raped GF's Best Friend, Pennsylvania State Police Affidavit Teen Allegedly Raped GF's Best Friend, Pennsylvania State Police Affidavit
Teen Allegedly Raped GF's Best Friend, Pennsylvania State Police Affidavit An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a woman, Pennsylvania State Police Lykens announced on Monday, Nov. 6.  Chad Michael Sonnon of Ashland, Schuylkill County was arrested on Nov. 2 in connection with the assault of the 20-year-old woman the previous day in Millersburg, Dauphin County, court records show.  The woman told the police that Sonnon was her best friend's boyfriend, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice. Sonnon and the woman had been sitting on a futon at a home in the 500 block of Shiffers Mill Road when he made sexual …
WANTED: Missing Kentucky Rapist Thought To Be In Pennsylvania, Police Say WANTED: Missing Kentucky Rapist Thought To Be In Pennsylvania, Police Say
Wanted: Missing Kentucky Rapist Thought To Be In Pennsylvania, Police Say A convicted rapist who has not updated his address as required by Megan's Law is thought to be in or around Delaware County, according to state police.  Eric Scott Jones, 45, no longer lives at the address he last provided in December 2019, said troopers in a release.  Jones was convicted of third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy in Kentucky in 2002, according to the Pennsylvania Megan's Law website.  He now faces felony charges for failing to re-register and is sought on an arrest warrant, state police said.  Anyone with information is asked to call the PSP station…
PA Man Allegedly Makes Sex Tapes With Teen GF Then Rapes 13-Year-Old BFF: Affidavit PA Man Allegedly Makes Sex Tapes With Teen GF Then Rapes 13-Year-Old BFF: Affidavit
PA Man Allegedly Makes Sex Tapes With Teen GF Then Rapes 13-Year-Old BFF: Affidavit A 15-year-old old was heard saying her name and birthday in one of four sex tapes her 24-year-old boyfriend made prior to their break-up and his alleged rape of her 13-year-old best friend, Pennsylvania State Police said in court documents obtained by Daily Voice.  Nigeir Ormond Martinez was arrested on Oct. 4 on 18 charges for the sex tapes he made with his underage girlfriend and was then slapped with 6 more charges in connection with the alleged rape of her 13-year-old best friend on Oct. 11, according to his court dockets. Of the 24 charges, 23 are felonies. New Holland Police beca…
PA Man Accused Of Raping Child Younger Than 8 Years Old, Police Say PA Man Accused Of Raping Child Younger Than 8 Years Old, Police Say
PA Man Accused Of Raping Child Younger Than 8 Years Old, Police Say A child between the ages of 4 and 8 years old was supposedly raped by a Pennsylvania man, police announced on Wednesday, Oct. 11.  An investigation has revealed Joselito Rojas-Perez, 20, of Chambersburg "forced (the young child) to have sex," the police said in a release.  The Chambersburg police began their investigation Rojas-Perez after someone made a request on Aug. 8.  Following the investigation Rojas-Perez was taken into custody on Sept. 1. He is charged with felony rape forcible compulsion and felony statutory sexual assault: four to eight years old, according to hi…
Oregon Man Confesses To 'Ice-Blooded Murder' Of Pennsylvania Woman: DA Oregon Man Confesses To 'Ice-Blooded Murder' Of Pennsylvania Woman: DA
Oregon Man Confesses To 'Ice-Blooded Murder' Of Pennsylvania Woman: DA An Oregon man has confessed to beating a 24-year-old woman to death with a hammer and raping her in a Massachusetts apartment building more than four decades ago, officials said. John Michael Irmer, age 68, of Portland, Oregon, was scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Central Division on Monday, Sept. 11, for the rape and murder of 24-year-old Pennsylvania native Susan Marcia Rose in October 1979, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, in August, Irmer walked into the Portland Federal Bureau of Investigation…
Carjacking, Kidnapping, Rape: Multi-State Crime Spree Stretched Into PA, Feds Say Carjacking, Kidnapping, Rape: Multi-State Crime Spree Stretched Into PA, Feds Say
Carjacking, Kidnapping, Rape: Multi-State Crime Spree Stretched Into PA, Feds Say Four Delaware men are accused in a crime spree that stretched into Pennsylvania and allegedly included car theft, kidnapping, gunpoint robbery, and rape.  Twenty-four-year-old Tonnaire McNair-Matthews, 23-year-old David Hinson, 21-year-old Michael Caldwell, and 20-year-old Mahkiya Powell were each named in a July 13 indictment unsealed in a US District Court in Delaware this week, said the US Attorney's Office.  The spree, federal authorities say, took place on April 14 and began in Delaware. Investigators claim the four suspects were riding around in a stolen …
94-Year-Old Suffers Brain Bleed Following Burglary Turned Rape Attempt In Chambersburg: Police 94-Year-Old Suffers Brain Bleed Following Burglary Turned Rape Attempt In Chambersburg: Police
94-Year-Old Suffers Brain Bleed Following Burglary Turned Rape Attempt In Chambersburg: Police Four women— including a 94-year-old— were hurt when a belligerent man attempted to rape the elderly woman, police in Chambersburg announce on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.  Jeffrey Andrew Stine, 52, was found fleeing from the scene in the 900 block of Progress Road when police were heading to the active assault report in the 100 block of Greene Meadow Lane on Monday, April 17 around 6 p.m., according to the release.  Stine then tried to punch an officer in the face, but they backed away in time. Then the police used verbal attempts, a TASER device, and pepper spray— and …
14-Year-Old Girl Raped While Unconscious By Employee At Shippensburg Sheetz, Police Say 14-Year-Old Girl Raped While Unconscious By Employee At Shippensburg Sheetz, Police Say
14-Year-Old Girl Raped While Unconscious By Employee At Shippensburg Sheetz, Police Say A "heavily intoxicated" 14-year-old girl who had been vomiting in a Sheetz restroom passed out and an employee raped her, Shippensburg police say in court documents obtained by Daily Voice.  Sheetz employee, 22-year-old Demarcus Shamir Johnson, had previously flirted with the girl but her older sister warned him to stay away and told him her age, as detailed in the affidavit of probable cause.  The girl was drunk and went to the restroom to vomit, she was in and out of it and her memory was hazy but at one point she remembered leaning over the toilet to vomit. Next, she was s…
'You Need Family Time' PA Man Rapes Cousin With Daughter In Next Room, Police Say 'You Need Family Time' PA Man Rapes Cousin With Daughter In Next Room, Police Say
'You Need Family Time' PA Man Rapes Cousin With Daughter In Next Room, Police Say A woman experiencing homelessness was taken in by her "biological cousin" who raped her, police explain in court documents obtained by Daily Voice.  Burlin Damir Miller Jr., 21, was arrested in connection with the rape on Feb. 24, 2023, according to a police release.  Miller had supposedly offered his cousin "a warm place to sleep" at his home in the 100 block of Colonial Crest Drive on Sept. 28, 2022, Officer Christian Torres explains in the affidavit of probable cause.  After introducing her to his grandmother and daughter, the cousin settled in to sleep on the couch. Mill…
Girl Repeatedly Raped By Lancaster County Man With Chester County Criminal Past: Authorities Girl Repeatedly Raped By Lancaster County Man With Chester County Criminal Past: Authorities
Girl Repeatedly Raped By Lancaster County Man With Chester County Criminal Past: Authorities A 41-year-old man raped a girl under the age of 13 years old multiple times over the course of nine months, authorities announced on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Anthony Charles Lawrence Jr, of Coatsville, is accused of raping the girl multiple times between alleged September 2021 and June of 2022, according to the West Lampeter Township police.  Detective Sgt Heinly conducted an investigation and "ultimately received approval from the Lancaster County District Attorney's Special Victims Unit to file charges against Lawrence" in front of Magisterial District Judge William E. Benner Jr…
12-Year-Old Raped, Strangled, Hid In Freezer ID'd As PA Girl Who Would 'Light Up The Room' 12-Year-Old Raped, Strangled, Hid In Freezer ID'd As PA Girl Who Would 'Light Up The Room'
12-Year-Old Raped, Strangled, Hid In Freezer ID'd As PA Girl Who Would 'Light Up The Room' A girl who was raped, strangled, and hidden in a basement freezer by her mom's ex-boyfriend has been identified by the Lancaster Coroner as of Monday, February 13, 2023.  Elaina Smith, 12, of Columbia Borough, has been identified as the girl who died in this horrific way, according to the coroner's office. Her death was ruled a homicide as a result of strangulation, the coroner’s office says. Her mom's ex-boyfriend 39-year-old Jason Jerod Shackelford, of Columbia, was arrested on Friday, Feb. 10.  He is accused of raping Elaina at his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Smith's home in the…
5 Jehovah's Witnesses Sexually Abused Child Family Members, PA AG Says 5 Jehovah's Witnesses Sexually Abused Child Family Members, PA AG Says
5 Jehovah's Witnesses Sexually Abused Child Family Members, PA AG Says Five additional members of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Pennsylvania are now facing multiple charges after allegedly sexually abusing children, Pennsylvania’s Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry announced at a press conference on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.  All of the men, between the ages of 42-74, abused family members between the ages of 5 and 15, the AG says. The defendants are being prosecuted by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General for the following offenses: Marc Brown, 65, of Allegheny County, is alleged to have sexually abused two young sisters who were between the …
Teen Arrested For Rape, Robbery In Harrisburg: Police Teen Arrested For Rape, Robbery In Harrisburg: Police
Teen Arrested For Rape, Robbery In Harrisburg: Police A woman was found on the street after being hit in the head, raped, and robbed by a teenager, on Monday, January 16, authorities say. Harrisburg police were called to a report of an armed robbery at gunpoint in the area of South 13th and Berryhill streets around 8 a.m.  Upon arrival, the woman told them she was walking along the street when she was approached by a man she did not know who "displayed a handgun and ordered the victim to engage in sexual acts with him. The victim attempted to fight the suspect off and was struck by the suspect. The suspect then took items belonging to the…
York Felon Charged With Rape, Murder After Woman's 'Suspicious Death' In Harrisburg Garden York Felon Charged With Rape, Murder After Woman's 'Suspicious Death' In Harrisburg Garden
York Felon Charged With Rape, Murder After Woman's 'Suspicious Death' In Harrisburg Garden A known criminal has been charged with rape ad murder 15 days after a woman's body was found under "suspicious" circumstances, authorities say.  The unnamed woman was found in Harrisburg's Sunken Garden in Riverfront Park along North Front Street near Verbeke Street on Thursday, December 22, 2022, around 11:30 a.m., according to a release by area police that evening.  Officers called to the scene "immediately initiated" an investigation.  Brandon Martinex, 35, of York, was arrested in connection with this killing on Friday, Jan. 6, authorities announced over the weekend.&nbs…
Cumberland County Man Wanted For Raping, Choking 10-Year-Old 'Multiple Times': Police Cumberland County Man Wanted For Raping, Choking 10-Year-Old 'Multiple Times': Police
Cumberland County Man Wanted For Raping, Choking 10-Year-Old 'Multiple Times': Police More than three years after a child reported being raped, choked, and abused, police have issued an arrest warrant for the man they believe is responsible. Roscoe N. Roy Jr., 41, of Harrisburg was named as the suspect in this abuse case "following a lengthy investigation," Lower Allen Township police say. The 10-year-old child first reported her abuse to authorities on May 3, 2019, according to the police release at the end of Dec. 2022.  Roy has been charged with three felons for rape of a child, aggravated indecent assault, and strangulation, as well as two misdemeanors for indecent…
Pennsylvania Man Admits To Luring Women Online To Handcuff, Rape Them: AG Pennsylvania Man Admits To Luring Women Online To Handcuff, Rape Them: AG
Pennsylvania Man Admits To Luring Women Online To Handcuff, Rape Them: AG A year after he was charged, a Patton Township man has admitted to raping and sexually assaulting six women that he met online, according to a release by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022.  Kevin P. Mullen has pleaded guilty to charges related to the rape and sexual assault of six women over a nine-year period, 2012 through March 2021. **WARNING THE FOLLOWING DETAILS MIGHT BE DISTURBING TO SOME READERS*** The 50-year-old man used social networking platforms to connect with his victims, advertising that he was looking for a “cleaner” or “someone t…
Wanted Accused Child Rapist, Animal Abuser Leads Police On High-Speed Chase On Ritner Highway Wanted Accused Child Rapist, Animal Abuser Leads Police On High-Speed Chase On Ritner Highway
Wanted Accused Child Rapist, Animal Abuser Leads Police On High-Speed Chase On Ritner Highway A 21-year-old man who was recently "terminated" from his job showed up to work and after refusing to leave the parking lot, he led the police on a high-speed chase on Ritner Highway, on Friday, Oct. 21, police say.  Carlisle police were called to a report of "a terminated employee...who possibly had warrants" sitting in the parking lot along the 1700 block of Ritner Highway around 7:45 p.m., according to a release by the department.  Deamonte Morales had 2 active warrants and was observed by police sitting in the driver seat of a black Nissan Altima in the parking lot, but when of…
PA Men Convicted Of Sex Trafficking Teenage Girls From Virginia, Maryland PA Men Convicted Of Sex Trafficking Teenage Girls From Virginia, Maryland
PA Men Convicted Of Sex Trafficking Teenage Girls From Virginia, Maryland Two men part of a teenage sex trafficking ring that was headquartered in the Philadelphia suburbs have been convicted, authorities said. A jury found 36-year-old Dimas Omar Hernandez, aka “Adonys,” of Malvern, and 27-year-old Franklin Rivera-Mendieta, aka “Mono,” of Downingtown, guilty on charges of trafficking minors, involuntary servitude, rape, kidnapping, and other related offenses, according to the Chester County District Attorney's Office. On May 28, 2020, a missing 14-year-old Maryland girl's Facebook message to her mother led multi-state authorities to her location, sparking an…
Reward Offered For 3 Race Track Rapists Of 16-Year-Old Girl: PA State Police Reward Offered For 3 Race Track Rapists Of 16-Year-Old Girl: PA State Police
Reward Offered For 3 Race Track Rapists Of 16-Year-Old Girl: PA State Police A reward is being offered for details that lead to the arrest of three men who raped a 16-year-old girl at a central Pennsylvania race track, authorities say in an updated release on Wednesday, August 4. The teenager was raped over the course of an hour in the parking lot at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Heidelberg Township during a race when the assault took place between 7:20 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, she told authorities.  State police were informed of the assault on July 21, according to the release. The investigation is ongoing, but no suspects have been identified.   Anyone …
Ex-PA Care Facility Worker Accused Of Raping 94-Year-Old Resident With Dementia Ex-PA Care Facility Worker Accused Of Raping 94-Year-Old Resident With Dementia
Ex-PA Care Facility Worker Accused Of Raping 94-Year-Old Resident With Dementia A former employee at a care facility in the Lehigh Valley was arrested on charges he raped a 94-year-old resident, authorities said. Anthony Clark, 48, of Allentown, was immediately fired from his position after the incident on Feb. 2 at South Mountain Memory Care on Seventh Street in Emmaus, according to District Attorney Jim Martin and Emmaus Police Chief Jason Apgar. Another worker entered the victim's room and witnessed Clark assaulting the woman, who had dementia and couldn't communicate, authorities said. The investigation turned up evidence that was eventually matched to Clark's DNA…
16-Year-Old Girl Raped By 3 Men At Race Track: Pennsylvania State Police 16-Year-Old Girl Raped By 3 Men At Race Track: Pennsylvania State Police
16-Year-Old Girl Raped By 3 Men At Race Track: Pennsylvania State Police A 16-year-old girl says she was sexually assaulted and raped for more than an hour by three men at a race track in Pennsylvania, according to a release by state police on Wednesday, July 27.  The teenager was in the parking lot at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Heidelberg Township during a race when the assault took place between 7:20 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, she told authorities.  State police were informed of the assault on July 21, according to the release. The investigation is ongoing, but no suspects have been identified.   Anyone with information is asked to call the state p…