August 2015 Archives

Maintenance Worker at Camp Hope in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Admits to Sexual Molestation

David Allen Fichter, a maintenance worker at Camp Hope for Kids, has been arrested and charged with abusing a girl six years ago, when the girl was 6 years old.  Fitcher has reportedly admitted to sexually assaulting the girl on almost two dozen occasions, many of them at Camp Hope. Fichter admitted doing so "despite her cries for him to stop," according to a statement from the local district attorney's office.  Fichter has been charged with 60 counts, including rape of a child, sexual assault, indecent exposure, and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, among other alleged offenses.

Olympic Gymnastics Coach Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

On August 25, 2015, it was reported that Marvin Sharp, an elite gymnastics coach and owner of Sharp's Gymnastics Academy, has been arrested for allegedly molesting a female student.  Sources reported that in addition to the single charge of molestation, there could be additional victims. USA Gymnastics, which is based in Indianapolis near Sharp's school, has stated that it is cooperating with law enforcement's investigation into Sharp.

Pittsburgh Hospital Sued Over Sexual Abuse

Police in Pittsburgh are investigating the sexual abuse of seven patients at UPMC Mercy. A former patient sitter, William Butler, has been accused of indecent assault and aggravated indecent assault. He has since been fired from the hospital. One of the victims of the assault is now suing UPMC for failing to protect her from being sexually assaulted by Butler.

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