Hearing set for ex-store owner charged with sex assault

May 06, 1997


Staff Writer, Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A preliminary hearing date has been set in the case of a Boonsboro, Md., man charged by Waynesboro police last month with sexually assaulting two girls, ages 11 and 13.

Tim Bolland, 20, will appear before District Justice Larry Pentz on Friday, May 23, at 9:30 a.m. He was charged April 16 with two counts each of aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, corruption of minors, and statutory sexual assault.

Bolland, who owned Tim's Baseball Cards at 2 E. Main St. on Waynesboro's square, closed the store two weeks ago. He opened the business, which contained a large inventory of baseball cards and other sports memorabilia, last September.


Waynesboro police have charged Bolland with committing sexual offenses at the business on or about March 13.

According to court documents, the two girls had skipped school on March 13, met each other at the 11-year-old's house and walked to the baseball card store.

Bolland allegedly let them in the store and locked the door behind them, court documents said.

According to charging documents, Bolland and the two girls went to a back storage room where they played the game Truth or Dare. He and the 11-year-old then allegedly engaged in masturbation, court documents state.

He and the 13-year-old allegedly had sexual intercourse on the floor as the 11-year-old watched, according to court documents. The 13-year-old told police she was pushed to the floor and her hands were held over her head, court records said. The teen said she started to yell, but a hand was held over her mouth, court records said.

He also is accused of fondling the 11-year-old, charging documents state.

Afterward, he went to the front of the store and opened for business, court documents said.

Advised by his attorney not to talk about the case, Bolland said, "I didn't do it."

Bolland, standing in his vacant store two weeks ago after peeling the sign from his store front window, suggested his days of owning his own business aren't over, although it won't be in another small town, he said.

Bolland said he would like to open a store in a bigger city, such as Frederick, Md., or Baltimore.

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