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Police searching for suspect in child rape case

Aimee Ambrose
York Dispatch

A manhunt is underway to find a York City man accused of molesting two children several years ago.

David Ramsey Jr., 40, faces a dozen criminal charges, including child rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, corruption of minors and indecent exposure.

According to charging documents, the case was filed March 22 — three years after one of the victims first reported allegations to York City Police, and about a year after the second victim came forward.

David Ramsey Jr. in an image from 2019

Ramsey was accused of behaving inappropriately and of touching the children inappropriately, including at least one act of molestation that occurred in 2017 or 2018 at a home along West North Street, according to details in the criminal complaint.

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Other allegations involved food, watching pornography and punishing the children if they didn’t touch him inappropriately, the complaint shows.

Police received an assault referral through Childline in February 2022. The victim then reported allegations during an interview two weeks later. Investigators also learned then that the other victim had earlier accused Ramsey of sexual abuse during an interview with police in 2020, according to the complaint.

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Although the charges were filed last week in District Judge Joel Toluba’s court last week, Ramsey has not yet been arrested.

A warrant was issued in the case as police seek his whereabouts.

Anyone with information can submit an anonymous tip through the CrimeWatch app or at, or by calling the York City Police tipline at 717-849-2204.

— Reach Aimee Ambrose at or on Twitter at @aimee_TYD.