Lancaster Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Child

Oneximo MendezOneximo Mendez (Police Photo)

LANCASTER, PA — The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announced that a Lancaster man recently plead guilty to the rape of a child and 24 additional sexual offenses regarding charges filed in 2011.

Oneximo Mendez, 50, will serve 12 ½ to 25 years in prison regarding sexual contact he had with a 12-year-old which continued over several years at his residence in the 500 block of Green Street and various other locations in Lancaster.

Lancaster County Judge Thomas Sponaugle accepted the guilty plea and ordered the sentence.

Police learned of the incident when the victim gave birth to Mendez’s child and revealed this to authorities.

Police enlisted the assistance of the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Department of Justice with the hopes of tracking Mendez down, which occurred when he was arrested in January of 2021 and extradited back to Lancaster County.

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Assistant District Attorney Karen Mansfield prosecuted the case.

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