Hanover man accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old

Christopher Dornblaser

A Hanover man is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, according to charging documents filed by the Hanover Borough Police Department.

Phillip Eugene Forney, 38, is charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person younger than 16, aggravated indecent assault of a person younger than 16 and corruption of minors, among other charges, according to charging documents.

Police say on June 19, the girl's mother called police, saying her daughter had been sexually assaulted by Forney. On June 24, the girl told the authorities at the York County Child Advocacy Center that Forney had performed a sexual act on her in his bed at his home on June 14, according to police.

Phillip Forney

On Aug. 8, police spoke with Forney, and police say he admitted to having the girl at his residence. He allegedly told police he invited her into bed with him, but denied having any sexual contact with her, police said.

The charges were filed Oct. 5, and Forney was arraigned that night, according to online court records. He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.