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Lancaster Jury Convicts Man Of Sexual Abuse Of Pre-teen Girl

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A Lancaster County jury recently convicted a man of sexual abuse of a pre-teen girl between 2013 and 2017.

Rafael Saez, 33, was convicted of eight of the nine charges filed against him regarding abuse at a Lancaster city home.

The jury deliberated about seven hours before deciding the case on June 27, according to Assistant District Attorney Karen Mansfield, who won the conviction.

Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright, who presided over the trial, will order sentence after a background check and an evaluation of whether Saez will be deemed a “sexually violent predator.”

Seven of the eight charges are felonies. The jury returned a not-guilty verdict to a count of rape of a child.

Saez is being held at Lancaster County Prison on $750,000 bail.

Lancaster city police Detective Sgt. Jimmy Mummau filed charges.

Lancaster Man Charged Following Low Speed Chase; Drug Possession

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Larry Jerome Rowe, III, M/33, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin / Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer / Tampering With Evidence / Possession of Marijuana Arrest, 4:25 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018, Lititz Pike at Murry Hill Drive  following a traffic stop incident. According to a release issued by Manheim Township Police Department, “An officer on patrol observed Rowe’s vehicle traveling north on Lititz Pike.  Rowe’s vehicle had illegal window tint applied to it.  When the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to yield to the officer and a low speed pursuit was initiated.  The vehicle traveled north on Lititz Pike, east on East Roseville Road, and south on Oregon Pike.  While traveling along Oregon Pike, the driver was seen throwing blue glassine baggies from the vehicle.  These baggies are used to package and store heroin.  Rowe was stopped on Oregon Pike at Eden Road after getting stopped by a red traffic signal.  Rowe was arrested for Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.  During a search incident to arrest, officers found four (4) blue glassine baggies containing heroin and $2,655.00 in cash on his person.  Officers also located thirteen (13) blue glassine baggies of heroin and one (1) plastic baggie containing loose marijuana on Oregon Pike where Rowe was seen throwing the bags from his vehicle.  He was processed and taken to Central Arraignment.”

2 Cows Shot Friday Morning In Gap, PA ; 1 Dies, 1 Injured

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At around 3: 30, on the morning of Friday, June 29, 2018 Pennsylvania State Police report that two dairy cows were shot in the area of the 400 block of White Horse Road. One cow died as a result of their injury. The second cow suffered an injury to its mouth as a result of being shot, according to PSP Troop J – Lancaster, PA. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Kelly Osborne at 717 299 7650.