Oxford Man Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Girlfriend’s Autistic Daughter

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WEST CHESTER, PA — Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced that  Roy Eller, 57, of Oxford, was convicted of sexually abusing his live-in girlfriend’s 16-year-old autistic daughter in 2019. The jury found him guilty on all charges, including sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and related offenses. The victim told detectives that her mother knew of the abuse and wanted her to have a baby with the defendant. The victim’s mother pled guilty to endangering the welfare of a child in November 2021.

DA Deb Ryan said, “The horror of what this child endured while her mother’s boyfriend sexually abused her is inconceivable. It’s all the more tragic because there was no responsible adult in that house to whom she could turn for help. I hope this guilty verdict will allow the victim to begin moving forward with her life.”

In April 2019, Chester County Detectives learned that a 16-year-old girl was being sexually abused in Oxford by the defendant, the boyfriend of the victim’s mother. The victim told investigators the defendant forced her to perform oral sex and have sexual intercourse with him.

The victim also told investigators that her mother was aware of the sexual abuse and wanted her to have a baby with the defendant. The victim’s mother admitted during the trial that she had observed the defendant sexually assaulting her daughter but blamed her for it.

The defendant will be sentenced at a later date.

The Chester County Detectives investigated. Deputy District Attorney Erin O’Brien and Assistant District Attorney Madeline Troutman were the prosecutors.

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Call Childline at 1-800-932-0313 if you suspect a child is being abused. Learn to recognize, react, report child sexual abuse by taking a free virtual Stewards of Children workshop. Contact County Coordinator Katie Walters at kwalters@chesco.org or 610-344-6115 for more information.

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