ARRESTED: Franklin County Man Charged with Sexual Assault of 2 Teenage Girls

August 9, 2023 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Michelle Henry announced that a 44-year-old Franklin County man has been arrested on multiple charges related to sexually assaulting two teenage girls.

Justin Biser, of Waynesboro, is charged with nine crimes, including seven felonies, related to the assaults of the two girls in 2022 and 2023.

Biser was arraigned Tuesday when bail was set at $500,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 15.

Biser is actively involved in local youth baseball in Franklin County.

“The defendant is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls who knew and trusted him,” Attorney General Henry said. “Biser’s relationships in the community allowed him to gain access to his victims and take advantage of them. My office will always investigate and prosecute any individual who preys upon children in Pennsylvania.”

The Office of Attorney General and the Washington Township Police Department investigated. It is alleged that, in 2022, Biser gave a ride to a 14-year-old whom he knew through her family. He gave the teenage girl alcohol and brought her back to his home and inappropriately touched her. When Biser took the girl back to her home, he followed her to her bedroom, watched her undress and shower, and continued to sexually assault her.

The investigation showed that, a year later, in May 2023, Biser sexually assaulted a different teenager. Biser invited the girl to sleep at his home while she was in an argument with her boyfriend. The 17-year-old girl fell asleep at Biser’s home and awoke to Biser sexually assaulting her.

In all, Biser is charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, sexual assault, and related offenses.

Anyone with information about Justin Biser is asked to contact the OAG hotline at 888-538-8541.

This case was referred to the Office of Attorney General by the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office. This case is being prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Julia van Leeuwen. All charges are accusations. The defendant is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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