Woman raped by cousin's fiancé in York City: police

Harper Ho
York Dispatch

A York City man who's already facing a host of other charges, including criminal mischief and simple assault, is now accused of rape.

Police filed charges Feb. 7 against Darrin Demill Seddens, 35, of York City, for allegedly raping his fiancee's cousin in July. 

Darrin Demill Seddens

The victim had been staying with her cousin and Seddens at their residence in York City, police said. Seddens allegedly raped the woman the last night she was staying at the home.

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York City Police responded July 4 to the 300 block of South George Street after the victim's friend reported that the victim had been sexually assaulted, according to a criminal complaint.

The woman was taken to WellSpan York Hospital for a sexual assault forensic exam.

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Seddens denied the allegations and told police he doesn't know who the victim is.

Lab results from a mouth swab of Seddens matched his DNA to fluid found on the victim's body, police said.

Seddens is being held in York County Prison with bail set at $100,000. He's charged with felonies of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and sexual assault as well as misdemeanors of indecent assault charges. 

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 7 before District Judge Nancy Edie.

— Reach Harper Ho at hho@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @howdyhoharper.