CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Shippensburg, Pa., man who ran for elective office in 2011 is facing charges that he sexually assaulted a boy during a 10-year period starting when the child was 6 years old.
Bradley G. Shearer, 44, of 27 Tiffany Drive is charged with two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, a first-degree felony; three counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, a first-degree felony; two counts of indecent assault, a first-degree misdemeanor; and one count of endangering the welfare of children, a third-degree felony.
Shearer’s mandatory arraignment is set for Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m. in Franklin County Central Court, according to Franklin County Assistant District Attorney Lauren Sulcove.
Shearer ran as a Republican candidate for Southampton Township Board of Supervisors in the 2011 Franklin County primary election. He lost the election, coming in third with about 11 percent of the 396 votes, according to Franklin County (Pa.) election results.