Father held in sex abuse of 12-year-old daughter

A Phil­adelphia De­part­ment of Streets em­ploy­ee who lives in the North­east has been charged with sexu­ally as­sault­ing his 12-year-old daugh­ter nu­mer­ous times over sev­er­al years.

Po­lice ar­res­ted the sus­pect at Ger­man­town Hos­pit­al on Fri­day after the man’s daugh­ter re­por­ted the al­leged ab­use to the spe­cial vic­tims unit.

The North­east Times is with­hold­ing the name of the ac­cused to pro­tect the iden­tity of the vic­tim. The fath­er is 39 years old and lives on the 9600 block of Ashton Road.

Ac­cord­ing to Lt. An­thony Mc­Fad­den of SVU, the vic­tim told in­vest­ig­at­ors that the most re­cent at­tack oc­curred May 27 when her fath­er al­legedly at­temp­ted to as­sault her in her bed­room.

The sus­pect is an elec­tri­cian with the streets de­part­ment’s traffic di­vi­sion. A Face­book page in his name states that he is di­vorced and has five chil­dren. The po­lice de­part­ment did not re­lease in­form­a­tion about oth­er chil­dren in his home or wheth­er any oth­er po­ten­tial vic­tims have re­por­ted ab­use.

On the same Face­book page, the ac­cused iden­ti­fies him­self as a Chris­ti­an who “truly cares for oth­ers who es­pe­cially are in need.”

“I know that I’m not per­fect in any way,” the sus­pect wrote, “but I’m striv­ing to ful­fill my des­tiny, which is to be with my Lord and Sa­vior Je­sus Christ.” ••

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