A Pottstown man is facing child rape charges after he allegedly picked up a 12-year-old runaway in Frankford, took her to a Northeast motel and forced her to have sex with him. Police arrested George Williams, 40, at his home on Aug. 28. According to court records, he is charged with rape, unlawful contact with a minor, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, corruption of a minor, indecent assault with a person younger than 13 and indecent exposure.
The Rev. Andrew McCormick, who has served in Bridesburg and Port Richmond, now faces only misdemeanor charges after a former altar boy testified that McCormick sexually abused him. The district attorney's office, though, has filed an appeal.