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Dover Twp. man accused of sexually assaulting girl over 4-year period

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch
Terry M. Lauer

A Dover Township man is facing a felony child rape charge after police said he admitted to sexually assaulting a young girl over a four-year period.

Terry M. Lauer, 33, also is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, a felony, and indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, a misdemeanor.

Lauer was arraigned Wednesday, Jan. 15, and is in York County Prison on $150,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 30 before District Judge David C. Eshbach.

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Northern York County Regional Police said Wednesday, Jan. 15, that a woman came to their headquarters with her daughter to report a sexual assault.

The woman told police Lauer lived with them and had been her boyfriend for seven years.

She said her daughter had told her a few days earlier that Lauer had been sexually molesting her since she was 8 years old, according to a criminal complaint.

The woman said the assaults had continued until the previous week. She said she confronted Lauer with the accusations and he admitted to performing multiple sex acts with the girl, now 12, police said.