Nov. 1, 2013
Lawrence County man charged with sexual abuse following year-long investigation to identify victim
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced charges against a Lawrence County man accused of sexually abusing an underage girl.
The Attorney General's Child Predator Section identified the defendant as William McFall, 56, 938 Harrison St., New Castle.
Allegations of McFall's illicit conduct were referred to the Attorney General's Office by Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa and the U.S. Attorney's Office following an ongoing child pornography investigation.
McFall served a one-year sentence in Ohio for the possession of child pornography and was extradited from federal prison in Ohio to Pennsylvania this week. He was taken into custody on Oct. 30 by the Pennsylvania State Police.
According to the criminal complaint, investigators uncovered a camera memory card that contained a deleted video of McFall allegedly sexually abusing an underage girl between 8- and 13-years old.
Attorney General Kane praised the diligence of law enforcement who worked for more than a year to identify the victim: the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop D, New Castle; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
McFall is charged with two counts of involuntary sexual deviate intercourse, two counts of unlawful contact, two counts of statutory sexual assault, two counts of aggravated indecent assault, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of indecent exposure, two counts of corruption of minors and one count of indecent assault.
If convicted of all counts, McFall faces a maximum sentence of more than 100 years imprisonment.
He was preliminarily arraigned before New Castle Magisterial District Judge Scott McGrath and held on $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the New Castle Central Court.
McFall will be prosecuted in Lawrence County by Senior Deputy Attorney General Laura Ditka and Deputy Attorney General Anthony Marmo of the Attorney General's Child Predator Section.
(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
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