By CBS3 Staff


ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Abington police say an 18-year-old Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged for raping a young girl. Joseph Cornelius Richardson was taken into custody on Thursday for the alleged sexual assault that happened in July 2019.

(credit: Abington Township Police)

According to police, the victim reported that Richardson sexually assaulted her in her Abington home.

An investigation led to Richardson’s arrest. He now faces a number of charges including rape, statutory sexual assault, indecent assault on a child under 13 and other related charges.

Richardson was arraigned and is being held on $50,000 cash bail at Montgomery County Correctional Facility.