Philadelphia Man Convicted for Child Abuse in Chester County

Gregory ShambergerGregory Shamberger (Submitted Image)

WEST CHESTER, PA — Philadelphia resident Gregory Shamberger was convicted of all charges, which involved the rape and indecent sexual assault of a minor. The verdict was handed down by a Chester County Jury on February 28, 2024.

The case dates back to August 2021, when the Parkesburg Borough Police Department launched an investigation into reports of child abuse involving Shamberger. As the investigation unfolded, it became chillingly clear that Shamberger had sexually assaulted the young victim multiple times.

Detective Sergeant Rick Moran, now retired, led the initial investigation. His diligence resulted in an arrest warrant for Shamberger, who was taken into custody. The Parkesburg Borough Police Department received assistance from Chester County Detective Gerald Davis Jr., a former Parkesburg Borough Detective, highlighting the collaborative effort to bring Shamberger to justice.

Detective Rodney Discher was the assigned affiant for the trial. The prosecution was spearheaded by First Assistant Erin O’Brien, who successfully ensured that Shamberger was held accountable for his heinous actions.

Following the conviction, Shamberger was promptly remanded to Chester County Prison. He now awaits formal sentencing, where he will face the full force of the law for his crimes.

If you suspect a child is a victim of abuse, you are urged to call Child-Line at 1-800-932-0313 and file a report. Your action could save a life and ensure that perpetrators like Shamberger are taken off the streets and brought to justice.

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