WEST CHESTER, PA — The Chester County District Attorney’s Office today announced a jury found Marshone Steele, 31, of Coatesville, guilty of sexually abusing two children under age 10 at his mother’s house between 2014 and 2019. The defendant’s explosive reaction to the verdict forced him to be removed from the courtroom. He will be sentenced later.
District Attorney Deb Ryan said, “It took tremendous bravery for these two little girls to reveal the defendant’s abuse, and then even more fortitude to testify against him. We thank the jury for their serious deliberations in this devastating case and for giving justice to these young victims. We all hope and pray for their healing moving forward.”
Coatesville City Police and Chester County Detectives learned in October 2019 that a 9-year-old child had been sexually abused over three years between the ages of 6 and 9 by the defendant inside his mother’s home in Coatesville. The defendant initially used candy to lure the child into the bedroom and then threatened that he would go to jail if she told anyone.
Investigators also learned of another child the defendant sexually abused when she was five years old while staying at his mother’s house. The defendant threatened to beat her when she ran out of the room after the abuse.
Judge Jeffrey Sommers presided. Coatesville City Police and Chester County Detectives investigated. The prosecutors were Deputy District Attorney Erin O’Brien and Assistant District Attorney Santina Pescatore.
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