Matthew Parker, 38, is facing charges of two felony counts of rape, and one charge each of felony aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors and child endangerment, and three counts of misdemeanor indecent assault.
Jury trial has started as of Monday afternoon
Parker was charged by Penn Township police following an investigation in November 2016, after the girl reported that she had been sexually assaulted for three years. The girl reported the incidents in 2014, when she was 8 or 9 years old, and said Parker told her that he “wanted to have sex with me.” When she was 14, the girl said, the requests escalated to inappropriate touching which occurred nearly every day for a year.
Around her 16th birthday, the girl testified, the incidents escalated to rape, which occurred twice in two weeks.