On Wednesday, a Harrisburg man was found guilty by a jury in Pennsylvania on more than 20 counts of child sex abuse, including rape and sexual intercourse.
The 34-year-old Anthony Beckem Jr. was found guilty of multiple counts of rape by forcible compulsion, rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child under 16, and attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.
In addition, he was found guilty of attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, strangulation, incest of a minor, aggravated indecent assault, three counts of corruption of minors, four counts of indecent assault, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and a single count of simple assault.
The office of Cumberland County District Attorney Seán McCormack reported that they had received information that Beckem was sexually abusing many youngsters.
After nearly a decade of investigation, police concluded that Beckem had sexually abused three minors.
McCormack expressed his satisfaction with the verdict and gratitude to the jury for their diligence throughout the trial.
A big shout-out to the cops who investigated this case so thoroughly in Hampden Township. Lauren Perchinski, the senior assistant district attorney on this case, has my highest praise.”