Man ar­rested for rape of teen

Re­la­tion­ship be­gan in on­line chat room

Springfield Sun - - NEWS - By Linda Finarelli lfinarelli@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @lk­finarelli on Twit­ter

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

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