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Felony sex assault charges filed

January 27, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man charged with sexually assaulting the daughter of his former wife over a period of several years was ordered bound over for court following a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge Gary Carter.

The man is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 13 years old, a first-degree felony, Assistant District Attorney Lauren Sulcove said. Other charges include second-degree felony aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault, a first-degree misdemeanor.

The girl, now 14, was sexually assaulted from January 1997 to August 2006, when she was between the ages of 3 and 13, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed by the Pennsylvania State Police.

The man's mandatory arraignment will be held in Franklin County Court in about five weeks, Sulcove said.

The Herald-Mail is not naming the person charged to protect the identity of the girl.

Man accused of abusing infant waives preliminary hearing



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man charged with injuring a 7-week-old child last fall waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.

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Justin W. Preisler, 22, of 1564 Gsell Drive, is charged with endangering the welfare of the child, said Assistant District Attorney Lauren Sulcove. The child sustained a broken collar bone, broken leg and cracked ribs in the incident, which occurred in November, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Pennsylvania State Police.

Preisler, the biological father of the child, told police he grabbed the infant by the leg and arm, and forcibly removed her from a baby swing, the affidavit stated.

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