Koubidina
Koubidina

A former West York man who fled the state after molesting an 11-year-old girl nearly two years ago is facing at least a decade in prison.

Jurors on Wednesday convicted Eyade Koubidina of aggravated indecent assault with a child less than 16, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, indecent assault with a child less than 13, and corruption of a minor.

Presiding Common Pleas Judge Gregory M. Snyder ordered Koubidina -- who'd been free on bail -- be held in York County Prison until his sentencing hearing, set for July 15.

Also at that hearing, Snyder will have to determine whether Koubidina should be deemed a sexually violent predator, deputy prosecutor Chuck Murphy said.

The charge of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child carries a 10-year mandatory prison sentence, and the aggravated indecent assault on a child charge has a five-year minimum, according to Murphy, who said he intends to ask the judge to impose those mandatory penalties.

Appeal coming: Camp Hill-based defense attorney Shane Kope said Koubidina will appeal the verdict.

"He's obviously disappointed in the jury's decision to find him guilty," Kope said.

Koubidina, 39, formerly of the 1200 block of West King Street, was captured inside a home in Spanish Fork, Utah, by U.S. marshals in July 2011, authorities said.

That was after West York Police filed the child-molestation charges against him.

According to court documents, his 11-year-old victim went to his home on June 10, 2011, to play with her friends. But those friends and their mother weren't yet home -- only Koubidina and a baby.

He invited the girl inside to wait for her friends to arrive home, then led her to an upstairs bedroom where he performed oral sex on her, court documents state.

Koubidina told not to tell anyone, documents state, but the girl later told family members. She was taken to York Hospital by her mother, who also called police.

-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo can also be reached at levans@yorkdispatch.com.