- Associated Press - Thursday, February 27, 2014

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A former leader of a suburban Philadelphia youth sports organization charged with repeatedly raping a girl starting when she was 11 has pleaded guilty in the case.

Thirty-eight-year-old Keith Peschen of Falls, a former Levittown Lions Athletic Association president, was charged with child rape, involuntary deviate intercourse with a child and aggravated indecent assault.

He originally tried to enter a plea Monday in Bucks County Court but said he had only raped the girl once, prompting Judge Wallace Bateman to reject the plea. Jury selection was about to begin Wednesday when Peschen changed his mind and pleaded guilty to all charges.

The Bucks County Courier Times (https://bit.ly/MxJvrQ ) reports that the defendant did not speak during the brief hearing.

He faces a mandatory minimum of 10 to 20 years behind bars.


Information from: Bucks County Courier Times, https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com

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