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Man pleads guilty to rape, sexual assault of 14-year-old girl

EFFORT, Pa. - An Effort man was found guilty Thursday on charges of rape and sexual assault.

Officials say Joshua L. Leap forced himself on his 15-year-old cousin's girlfriend, who was 14 at the time. Leap was 28. 

The incident occurred in July 2015 at the victim's boyfriend's family reunion.

Leap was found guilty after a three-day jury trial and his sentencing is scheduled for Apr. 10.

 

 


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