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Man bound over on molestation charges

February 24, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Greencastle, Pa., man was ordered bound over for Franklin County Court following his preliminary hearing Tuesday before District Magistrate Gary Carter on charges of molesting two girls.

Anthony David Ditch, 32, currently being held in Franklin County Jail, is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and other charges for incidents the Greencastle Police Department said occurred between January 2008 and January of this year. The girls are 6 and 4 years old, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

The 6-year-old testified Tuesday that Ditch molested her more than five times and she witnessed him molesting her sister on at least one occasion. The incidents occurred while Ditch was living with the girls' mother, she testified.

The girl testified she told her mother about the incidents in January. The mother subsequently told police, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

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