Police chief, friend charged with raping child over 7 years

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are accusing the police chief of a small Pennsylvania town and his friend of having raped a child over a seven-year period when the two were teenagers.

Twenty-seven-year-old Weissport Police Chief Brent Getz and 28-year-old Gregory Wagner, both of Lehighton, were charged Wednesday with rape and related charges.

State prosecutors said the child was 12 when she alleged assaults by Wagner in 2012, but no charges were filed. Police revisited the case last year and the victim alleged that Wagner and Getz had raped her hundreds of times when she was between the ages of 4 and 11 and made her watch pornography.

Court documents don’t list defense attorneys. Messages could not be left at numbers listed for Getz and Wagner. Both men are jailed.

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