CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Waynesboro, Pa., man scheduled to be tried on charges he sexually assaulted a girl on New Year's Day has pleaded guilty to felony counts of aggravated indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor, according to his attorney.
Clayton D. Tavenner, 33, of 3426 Scar Hill Road, was charged with raping a 12-year-old girl on New Year's Day. He also was charged by Waynesboro police with statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated indecent assault of a child, according to court records.
Tavenner's trial was set to begin Wednesday, but Assistant Public Defender Scott Thomas said he entered the guilty pleas last week before Judge Carol Van Horn. Tavenner will have to undergo an assessment by the state Sexual Offenders Assessment Board before being sentenced in about 90 days, Thomas said.