Man arrested for rape of teen
Relationship began in online chat room
UPPER DUBLIN » A Phoenixville man was arrested Nov. 1 and charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old Upper Dublin girl.
George P. Waghorn, 40, of the unit block of Nutt Road, was taken into custody on rape and related charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted the victim, whom he met in an online chat room, during three encounters in July and August, according to an affidavit.
As detailed in the criminal complaint, the victim reported Oct. 2 that she began an online conversation with an unknown male, who claimed to be in the 25-30 age range, in April on Whisper, an anonymous social networking app, claiming she was age 15-17. At some point, the male suggested they switch over to a different app, and the conversations became sexual in nature.
The male asked for naked photos of the victim, who complied, and he sent her a sexually explicit photo. The girl said she did tell the male she was not of legal age.
The victim reported meeting the male, who provided her with marijuana on two of three separate occasions.
The sexual assaults occurred during the last two meetings, which occurred late at night in a wooded area, before the girl reported