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Youth Sports Association Leader Charged with Raping 11-Year-Old Girl


She told police the suspect first had sex with her inside the home he shares with his wife and two children.

Keith Peschen (Image source: Courier Times)

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The leader of a Philadelphia area youth sports organization has been charged with raping a girl who was 11 when the alleged assaults began.

Falls police say 37-year-old Keith Peschen allegedly committed the acts over the course of two years. Peschen is the Levittown Lions Athletic Association president, the Bucks County Courier Times reported Saturday.

Keith Peschen (Image source: Courier Times)

According to court documents the girl, now 17, told police she did not want to have sexual contact with Peschen, but she was scared and not sure what to do. She told police the suspect first had sex with her inside the home he shares with his wife and two children, the Courier Times reported.

Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler says the girl participated in the Levittown Lions organization when she was younger.

Peschen is being held in the Bucks County jail, unable to post $1 million bond. No attorney is listed on court papers.

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Peschen allegedly continued to call and text her to ask if she needed rides. He would pick her up from sports practice and take her to other activities.

It was during these trips, police allege, that Peschen would take her to parking lots and have sex.

On Wednesday, a phone call between the girl and Peschen was recorded with help from the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.

During this call, the girl confronted Peschen about raping her when she was 11. He acknowledged the sexual contact and repeatedly apologized, according to documents.

On Friday, another call was recorded and again, she confronted him. Again, he apologized, records show.

During the investigation, documents show Peschen admitted to police that he had sex with the girl.

Here's a report from the Courier Times:



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