Monday, February 1, 2010

David Stodghill charged with sexually assaulting a child

According to a criminal docket dated January 29th, 2010, David Manning Stodghill was charged with the following acts in Shippensburg, PA:

Aggravated Indecent Assault with a person under the age of 13, Indecent Assault with a person under the age of 13, and Corruption of Minors.

If convicted or he pleads guilty to either indecent assault charge, Stodghill would need to also register as a sex offender. (there is debate as to if Stodghill should already need to be registered as a sex offender based on previous convictions). The Aggravated Indecent Assault Charge would carry a five year minimum sentence.

Read the original docket here.

Summary explanation of charges (pulled from here):

...a person who engages in penetration, however slight, of the genitals or anus of a complainant with a part of the person's body for any purpose other than good faith medical, hygienic or law enforcement procedures commits aggravated indecent assault if... the complainant is less than 13 years of age.
18 § 3126 §§ A7 INDECENT ASSAULT
A person is guilty of indecent assault if the person has indecent contact with the complainant, causes the complainant to have indecent contact with the person or intentionally causes the complainant to come into contact with seminal fluid, urine or feces for the purpose of arousing sexual desire in the person or the complainant...
Whoever, being of the age of 18 years and upwards, by any act corrupts or tends to corrupt the morals of any minor less than 18 years of age, or who aids, abets, entices or encourages any such minor in the commission of any crime, or who knowingly assists or encourages such minor in violating his or her parole or any order of court, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

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