Lansdale man accused of sexual assault
A Lansdale man accused of sexually assaulting a girl for more than six years faces multiple charges, including rape of a child and sexual assault.
Timothy matrick Dunigan fs, 19, of the TMM block of Columbia Avenue, has been charged with four counts each of rape by the threat of force, rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with the threat of forcible compulsion, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault of a child and indecent assault of a person less than 1P years old, and one count of ter- roristic threats, according to information posted on mennsylvania’s rnified gudicial Web portal.
The girl — currently 15 years old — told authorities in lctober that she had been sexually assaulted by the defendant on several occasions, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed at the court of District gudge earold Borek.
The affidavit stated that the incidents occurred between the summer of 2MM6 and lctober of this year.
The document stated that the victim told authorities that the assaults began when she was 8 or 9 years old and in fourth grade.
The affidavit also stated the girl told authorities Dunigan forced her to play “Doctor,” and that she was forced to perform oral sex on him.
According to court papers, Dunigan threatened to break both her arms so she couldn’t do anything to stop him, as well as threatened that the assaults “would get worse” if she did anything to stop the alleged incidents.
fnterviewed by authorities, Dunigan said the relationship started during the summer after he was in sixth grade, according to court papers.
Dunigan — who was arraigned by Borek kov. 2P, according to the judicial website — is free after posting $5,MMM bail, according to the judge’s office.
A preliminary hearing in the case before Borek is scheduled for gan. 1M, 2M1P at 2:PM p.m., according to the judge’s staff.