Swatara Police arrest two juvenile males for sexual assault

UPDATE:   On 06/9/2017 the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office, in agreement with the Swatara Township Police Department, withdrew charges filed against two 17 year old males that were allegedly involved in an incident in April 2017 on Chambers Hill Road near Beck Circle.    Police filed a juvenile allegation against the two after receiving a report from a minor female that she was kidnapped at gunpoint by the two and then sexually assaulted within the vehicle.  Police received further information in the case that ultimately led them to the conclusion that the alleged victim had not been truthful during the course of the police investigation.  Further investigation revealed physical evidence that contradicted the verbal account given by the complainant.   Along with the additional evidence uncovered, the alleged victim also told investigators that she did not want to pursue further prosecution of the case.  Given the factual circumstances, the police and district attorney’s office believed that the charges should be dismissed against both of the alleged perpetrators.

  On 4/2/2017, at approximately 2015 hrs, Swatara Police were dispatched to a residence along Chambers Hill Rd near Beck Circle to speak with a 16 year old female who was alleging she was sexually assaulted. The female advised that around 1930 hrs, 4/2/2017, she was walking along Chambers Hill Rd near Mushroom Hill Rd when a car pulled up beside her. The female advised that she recognized both of the males as fellow students of hers from CD East High School. The female alleged that the males ordered her into the car at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her. Swatara Detectives were called out to investigate the incident and were able to identify both male suspects as well as recover the vehicle used in the assault. Both males, age 17, were arrested and placed in juvenile detention.

Incident Date: 
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 7:30pm

Incident Type:

Case Number: 

17-0004964

Location: 

Chambers Hill Rd at Mushroom Hill Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17111