Coatesville Man Sentenced to State Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

Ronald HumphriesRonald Humphries (Image via Chester County District Attorney's Office)

WEST CHESTER, PA — The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced that Ronald Humphries Jr., 61, of Coatesville, pleaded guilty to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and aggravated indecent assault for the sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 13 from 2012 to 2019. Judge Jacqueline Cody sentenced him to 12½ to 25 years in prison.

DA Deb Ryan said, “The details of the defendant’s abhorrent violations against this young child are despicable. It took great strength and courage for the child to disclose to others what the defendant had done. It is our responsibility as adults to protect children from predators such Ronald Humphries Jr. We will not stop until each one is behind bars and our children are safe.”

In February 2020, the victim and a parent reported to West Caln Police that she had been sexually abused by the defendant over seven years, beginning at age six. The defendant also forced the victim to watch pornographic videos. The abuse took place at the defendant’s residences in West Caln Township.

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West Caln Police Sgt. Tony Sparano was the lead investigator. Deputy District Attorney Erin O’Brien was the prosecutor.

Call Childline at 1-800-932-0313 if you suspect a child is being abused.

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