Jorge Caraballo, Sr. Sentenced to 48 to 96 Years in Prison for Repeated, “Callous”, Sexual Assaults of his Children

On December 10, 2021, after a bench trial, Judge Scott Arthur Evans convicted Jorge Caraballo, Sr. of multiple sexual offenses, including rape of a child, involuntary sexual assault of a child, Incest, and unlawful contact with a minor.  The case proceeded to a judge trial after the defendant waived his right to a jury trial.  Judge Evans deferred sentencing to obtain a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Assessment.

On July 15, 2022, after a hearing, Judge Evans determined that Caraballo was a sexually violent predator and therefore subject to lifetime Megan’s Law registration requirements. During the SVP Hearing, the Sexual Offender Assessment Board’s expert examiner, Dr. Robert Stein, testified on behalf of the Commonwealth. Dr. Stein noted that Caraballo’s exploitation of the children was particularly “callous", and noted that the the children endured sexual abuse by him for years.

After the SVP determination, Judge Evans sentenced Caraballo to 48 to 96 years of imprisonment in a state correctional institution. In formulating the sentence, Judge Evans considered the number of victims, as well as the number of sexual assaults each victim described during their trial testimony. Judge Evans ordered that all of Caraballo’s sentences be served consecutively.

Both victims came forward soon after Caraballo had moved out of their home. Despite delays and setbacks while the case was pending, the victims and their families never quit. The bravery and strength they displayed on the witness stand, at sentencing, and outside of the courtroom showed their resilience and the power of a strong support system.

Corporal Lee Tarasi of the Susquehanna Township Police Department investigated the case.  Deputy District Attorney Erin Varley prosecuted the case.  District Attorney Fran Chardo praised the outstanding work of Corporal Tarasi and DDA Varley.  Both exhibited a tireless pursuit of justice in support of the victims, their families, and the entire community.