Lancaster Taxi Driver Guilty of Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault

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LANCASTER, PA — A Lancaster City taxi driver faces up to 12 years in prison after being found guilty by a jury of sexually assaulting a woman after driving her home in July 2018, says the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

On Wednesday September 15, Jesus Rosario, 55, was convicted on charges of Sexual Assault and Indecent Assault after a three-day trial before Judge Thomas Sponaugle. The jury deliberated for about seven hours before reaching a verdict.

In July of 2018, Rosario picked the victim up and took her back to her apartment in Upper Leacock Township around 3 a.m. Rosario invited himself into the victim’s residence offering to help carry her belongings before sexually assaulting her.

The maximum allowed by law for the Sexual Assault charge is 10 years while the maximum for the Indecent Assault charge is two years. Assistant District Attorney Amy Muller argued for bail to be increased after the jury handed down its verdict. Judge Sponaugle denied this request and Rosario remains free pending his sentencing.

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Rosario, of the 100 block of East Ross Street, will be sentenced pending a pre-sentence investigation and sexually violent predator assessment.

Charges were filed by Detective Chris Jones of the East Lampeter Township Police Department.

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