Spring Grove man guilty of sexually assaulting teen

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A Spring Grove man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in his home last year.

Jeremi Douglas Fitzkee, 39, of the first block of North Main Street, pleaded guilty Thursday, July 26, in York County Court to the first-degree felony of statutory sexual assault, according to court records.

His negotiated plea agreement calls for him to be sentenced to four to eight years in state prison, according to his defense attorney, chief public defender Bruce Blocher.

Jeremi Fitzkee

Also as part of his agreement, charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and corruption of a minor were dismissed, court records state.

After Southwestern Regional Police filed charges against him in October 2017, they asked for the public's help in tracking him down.

He was captured in Cameron, Louisiana, the following month, police have said. Fitzkee was extradited back to York County.

The background: The 15-year-old went to Fitzkee's home in January 2017, where he plied her with alcohol and forced her to engage in sexual acts, according to court documents.

He used physical force to remove her clothing and held down her arms during the assault, police said.

The victim told police about the assault in July 2017, police have said.

Charges were filed Oct. 4, and Fitzkee did not show up for arraignment on Oct. 10, according to police. 

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.