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Londonderry Township man raped six young victims over 20-year span, according to police

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 3/14/18

A Londonderry Township man faces charges of having sexually molested six victims, with some of the alleged offenses dating back to 1995 and others occurring as recently as December 2016.

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Londonderry Township man raped six young victims over 20-year span, according to police

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A Londonderry Township man faces charges of having sexually molested six victims, with some of the alleged offenses dating back to 1995 and others occurring as recently as December 2016.

The charges were filed March 9 against Keith Alan Hoffa, 53, of the 200 block of North Geyers Church Road, following a Dauphin County grand jury investigation that concluded March 8.

Hoffa is being held in Dauphin County Prison on $500,000 bail.

The grand jury in its presentment detailed a pattern of criminal sexual abuse against minors allegedly committed by Hoffa over a 20-year period.

The charges involve six victims who ranged in age from 9 years old to 16 at the time when the offenses allegedly occurred.

Many of the offenses allegedly occurred at Hoffa’s residence. Others occurred while the victims were riding with Hoffa in his vehicle, or at other locations, according to the grand jury presentment.

Hoffa allegedly committed the offenses despite having a conviction on his record that prohibited him from having any contact with minors.

According to the presentment, Hoffa allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl in 2006 while Hoffa was on probation for an aggravated indecent assault conviction involving a girl who was 13 at the time.

Another victim, who was 10 years old at the time, alleged that she was molested by Hoffa from 1997 to 1999, while Hoffa was awaiting trial on sexual assault charges that had been filed in Dauphin County Court in October 1998.

According to the presentment, Hoffa in 1999 pleaded guilty in Dauphin County Court to aggravated indecent assault of a minor younger than 16 years old, indecent assault of a minor younger than 16, and two counts of endangering the welfare of children.

The grand jury concluded that Hoffa “presents a clear and present danger to the community,” according to the presentment.

“We heard testimony that Hoffa previously used both intimidation and persuasion to encourage victims to recant their intimidating statements. Even when Hoffa was forbidden by both bail conditions and later conditions of his parole, Hoffa frequently violated these conditions to communicate with his victims and or other minors,” it said.

“The grand jury believes that no condition or combination of conditions other than imprisonment can insure the safety of the community pending the resolution of any charges in this matter,” according to the presentment, which also recommended that Hoffa be held without bail.

Joseph D. Caraciolo, a private defense attorney who is representing Hoffa, said that Hoffa has cooperated and did not resist his arrest by State Police.

“It is unusual in these cases for a grand jury to be involved,” Caraciolo told the Press & Journal. “Mr. Hoffa was shocked to learn of the charges and only found out about them at the time of his arrest. He is anxiously awaiting his preliminary hearing” which is scheduled for March 27 before District Judge David Judy.

The charges recommended by the grand jury are broken down by victim.

For the first victim, who was 9 years old at the time of the alleged offenses from November to December 2016, Hoffa is charged with indecent assault, criminal solicitation, indecent exposure, obscene materials to minors, corruption of minors, and unlawful contact with a minor and with minors.

The second set of charges involving a 12-year-old girl for offenses from 2005 to 2006 include rape of a child, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, indecent exposure and corruption of minors.

Hoffa is also charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and aggravated indecent assault for alleged offenses from 1995 to 1998 against a girl who was 13 years old in 1995.

He faces the same charges for alleged offenses committed from 1995 to 1997 against a girl who was also 13 years old in 1995, according to the presentment.

For offenses allegedly committed in 1995 and 1996 when the victim was 12 or 13 years old, Hoffa faces charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, and corruption of minors.

Finally, the presentment recommended charges against Hoffa of aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors for alleged offenses from 1997 to 1999 starting when the victim was about 10 years old.

The investigation also presented the grand jury with information regarding sexual assaults Hoffa had allegedly committed against two other victims, one who was 16 years old at the time and the other 14.

The grand jury concluded that Hoffa cannot now be charged in either case as the statute of limitations has expired. The case involving the girl who was 16 at the time stemmed from 1995, according to the presentment.

No dates were provided in the presentment for the case involving the 14-year-old alleged victim.