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Pa. man enters not guilty plea in assault of girl, 17

September 27, 2002|by STACEY DANZUSO

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A South Mountain, Pa., man charged with the attempted rape of a 17-year-old girl who was having car trouble has pleaded not guilty.

Jamie Lynn Sease, 32, entered the plea Wednesday during his arraignment in Franklin County Court. He will be scheduled for the November trial term on charges of criminal attempt to rape, attempted sexual assault, unlawful restraint and indecent assault, according to court records.

Pennsylvania State Police said Sease and a friend encountered the girl and her two companions on Rattlesnake Run Road, where they were stranded after a car crash.

Sease helped the group push their vehicle off the road, and then engaged in conversation about mutual acquaintances, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

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At one point he attempted to kiss the victim, and later carried her about 30 yards into nearby woods against her will, according to allegations in the affidavit.

He allegedly removed some of her clothing, and while he attempted to remove some of his clothing she struggled with him and was able to free herself, the affidavit alleges. She ran to the road where her companions were.

The two men fled in their vehicle, while the girl and her companions left on foot and reported the incident to police, the affidavit said.

Sease, of 4622 Carbaugh Road, was taken into custody at his home within several hours of the incident, according to the affidavit.

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