Child Sex Abuse
A gripping trial three years ago impacted every corner of Pennsylvania.
A Chester County prosecutor Wednesday said Warren Earl Yerger Sr. “perpetrated one of the most egregious and horrific cases” of abuse the county had seen.
According to court documents, the images showed the victims undressed, showering, or using the toilet, often with the camera placed to get specific and close-up shots.
Delaware County district attorney Jack Whelan says the investigation revealed that two women and three men performed sex acts in front of the children, and shot at them with BB guns as discipline.
A judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the sanctions imposed on Penn State over the university’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Defendant Matthew Krapf admitted to having sex with four of the five victims, and having contact via computer with the fifth.
Gorski, 35, of Mount Holly, was charged in late July with abusing a girl for seven years, starting when she was six.
Bridgett Szychulski of Philadelphia faces charges that include statutory sexual assault and indecent aggravated assault.
A Philadelphia jury has found Christina Regusters guilty of kidnapping a five-year-old girl from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class, molesting her, then leaving her in an Upper Darby playground.
The defendant lived with her aunt in West Philadelphia, near the school, at the time of the kidnapping. Christina Regusters is also charged with molesting the abducted kindergartener.
Christina Regusters is accused of dressing in Muslim garb, impersonating the girl’s mother to remove her from her kindergarten class, then sexually attacking the child.
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office says that Reverend Romannilo Apura, 67, was taken into custody on Thursday morning at his residence at St. Martha Parish in Pt. Pleasant, NJ.
Christina Regusters is accused of donning Muslim garb and veil and posing as the five-year-old’s mother to take her from school in January 2013, then sexually assaulting the girl.
Prosecutors say the law caught up with James Civello earlier this year when they found out he was living in Philadelphia with the same former student of the Shipley School with whom he had an illegal relationship.
The take from the sweep, dubbed by law enforcement “Predator Alert II,” runs the gamut: two school bus drivers, a software engineer, a minister in training, a corporate executive.