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Pa. man guilty of sexual assault

September 19, 2000

Pa. man guilty of sexual assault



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County Court of Common Pleas jury found a Chambersburg man guilty Friday of sexually assaulting his two daughters over a period of several years, according to court records.

After a two-day trial before Judge John R. Walker, the jury found the 40-year-old man guilty of six counts of rape, nine counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, 12 counts of aggravated indecent assault, five counts of indecent assault, three counts of incest and three counts of statutory sexual assault. The man was acquitted on one count of simple assault, according to Assistant District Attorney T.R. Williams.

In 1999 Pennsylvania State Police had charged the father with sexually assaulting his daughters, now 19 and 17 years old, during a period between 1993 and 1998, according to court records. The jury deliberated for six hours before reaching a guilty verdict on 38 of the 39 charges at about 8 p.m., court records said.

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Williams said the man, whose name is not being revealed to protect the identity of the victims, is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 15.

Williams said the rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse charges are all first-degree felonies carrying a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each count. Aggravated indecent assault and incest are second-degree felonies with a maximum sentence of 10 years and indecent assault charges are second-degree misdemeanors with maximum penalties of two years in prison, he said.

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