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Man charged with sexually assaulting girl from age 12 to 14

Posted 1/17/18

Middletown police have charged a man with sexually assaulting a girl from the time she was 12 until she was nearly 14 years old, according to arrest papers filed with District Judge David …

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Man charged with sexually assaulting girl from age 12 to 14

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Middletown police have charged a man with sexually assaulting a girl from the time she was 12 until she was nearly 14 years old, according to arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Richard David Fahnestock, 43, listing a Pittsburgh address, was witnessed having sex with the girl at a residence in Elizabethtown, police said.

Fahnestock was arraigned before Judy on Jan. 12 and charged with rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse involving a person younger than 16, statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and corruption of minors.

Bail was set at $50,000. Fahnestock was already being held in Dauphin County Prison on $100,000 bail after borough police on Nov. 3 charged him with illicit contact with a minor and corruption of minors involving a 13-year-old girl who lived in Middletown.

Fahnestock was also wanted on other outstanding warrants, police said.

In April 2017 Fahnestock pleaded guilty before Judy to a charge of false identification to police that Middletown police had filed against him in January 2017.

Fahnestock is scheduled for a Jan. 22 preliminary hearing before Judy on the new sexual assault charges.