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Live Coverage of the Joshua Cochran and Amy Funt child abuse trial

The parents of a 2 1/2-year-old girl are being prosecuted for allegedly seriously injuring her when she was 2-month’s old. Follow live coverage of their trial below. Amy Marie Funt, 29, and Joshua Allen Cochran, 30, reportedly “abruptly and unexpectedly” … Continue reading

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CAPOC plans April walk to end child abuse

The Child Abuse Prevention/Outreach Committee is planning its 6th annual Walk and Family Fun Day to end child abuse. The walk, set at Penn Park at 100 West College Ave. in York, will be 10 a.m. April 12. The 1.2 … Continue reading

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Parents jailed for alleged child abuse

The parents of a 22-month-old girl remain in York County Prison, each in lieu of $100,000 bail, accused of seriously injuring her when she was 2-month’s old. Amy Marie Funt, 29, and Joshua Allen Cochran, 29, reportedly “abruptly and unexpectedly” … Continue reading

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Police: Man charged with breaking 3-year-old boy’s leg

On Friday at York Hospital, a 3-year-old boy told a nurse, “Ben through (sic) me off the bed,” documents state. “Ben” is Benjamin Brian Ladd, 27, of the 2000 block of Honey Valley Road, faces charges of aggravated assault, simple … Continue reading

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Former Spring Garden man deemed to be sexually violent predator.

Jason J. Fritchlee, formerly of Spring Garden Township, was sentenced to 17 to 34 years in state prison and found to be a sexually violent predator for molesting a young girl between March 2011 and August 2012. A jury convicted … Continue reading

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Fistfight lands dad back in jail

Charged with involuntary manslaughter for the November 2011 death of his 2-month-old son, Eric John Clapper is back in York County Prison. Clapper, 33, had been released from custody under supervision in April after the district attorney’s office replaced first- … Continue reading

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Platts makes pitches for local kids causes

I typically don’t write anything about our U.S. Congressman Todd Platts. The reason for that is he is my brother-in-law, youngest brother of my wife, Pam Lee, the prothonotary of York County, who I also can’t write about. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Why Sandusky is entitled to bail

Following former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s latest arrest on more sexual child abuse charges, I was being asked, “Why don’t they just keep him in jail?” Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jenn Russell, of the York County District Attorney’s Office, has … Continue reading

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Child sex abuse victims have until age 50 to file a complaint

I had to reach out to current and former child abuse prosecutors to decipher the commonwealth’s statute of limitations on sexual offenses committed against minors. They agreed that the current law, most recently amended in 2008, gives the commonwealth authority … Continue reading

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Local Penn State grad one of Sandusky case prosecutors

You’ve seen her name in the plethora of stories about former Penn State coach and accused pedophile Jerry Sandusky. But before Jonelle Eshbach, an 11-year veteran prosecutor with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office, was assigned to a case with nationwide … Continue reading

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