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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bradford Man Accused of Trying to Rape
Girl Younger Than 13

A Bradford man is facing 20 felony charges related to raping a child.

32-year-old Roger Lee Schimp allegedly attempted to sexually assault he girl when she was between 10 and 12 years old.

The girl told police Schimp walked in on her when she was in the shower and touched her inappropriately, grabbed a razor and said he was going to shave her. When she grabbed a towel and ran to her bedroom, he followed her, shoved her onto her bed, took his underwear off and tried to rape her, according to court papers. He also made her watch pornographic movies and told her to touch him inappropriately.

Court papers say he also picked her up by the throat and held her until she passed out, hit her in the mouth and stomach, punched her in the ribs and shoved her into a wall.

Beside attempted rape and attempted rape of a child, he’s charged with attempted statutory sexual assault, attempted aggravated assault of a child, indecent assault, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children.

Schimp is in McKean County Jail on $150,000 bail.

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