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Rape suspect has assault convictions

June 06, 2000|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Hamilton Township man twice convicted of indecent assault has been charged with raping a woman Monday night in her home, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Carl Eugene Henry, 24, of 1069 Lincoln Way West, Lot 6, was also charged with aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and unlawful restraint. He was arraigned before District Justice David Hawbaker and taken to Franklin County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Henry had not posted bond as of Tuesday night, according to a prison officer.

The report said the assault occurred between 9 and 9:30 p.m. at another residence in the Boardwalk Mobile Home Park, where Henry lives.

Police said a man was in the 19-year-old victim's home when she went to the bathroom, according to the affidavit of probable cause. The affidavit said the man followed her into the bathroom and forced her to have sexual intercourse.

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Rape is a first-degree felony with a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Aggravated indecent assault is a second-degree felony carrying a 10-year maximum sentence. Indecent assault and unlawful restraint are both misdemeanors, according to the Pennsylvania Criminal Code.

Both of the assaults in which Henry was convicted occurred in the same mobile home park, according to court records.

The records show that Henry was charged on Oct. 21, 1996, with indecent assault involving a 17-year-old girl. On Oct. 5, 1997, he was charged with indecent assault against a woman whose age was not disclosed in the affidavit.

Henry pleaded no contest to the first charge on Jan. 29, 1997, and was sentenced to six to 23 months in Franklin County Prison. He pleaded no contest to the second charge on May 1, 1998, and was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail, court records said.

Henry's preliminary hearing on the latest charges is scheduled for Friday, June 16, at 1 p.m. before Hawbaker.

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