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A Pennsylvania police officer and his friend were arrested allegedly sexually abusing a young girl for a minimum of seven years, according to the State Attorney General.
Police chief Weissport, Brent Getz, 27, and Gregory Wagner, 28, allegedly raped a girl when she was 4 years old. By the time she was 11 years old, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Wednesday in one Press release.
Getz and Wagner were charged on Tuesday for rape of a child, severely indecent assault on a child and other related charges The case has been recorded several times since 2012 and this week after a police search in Wagners house charged.
"The defendants terrorize this young victim by attacking them hundreds of times over seven years," Shapiro said. "My office will survive and persecute anyone who sexually abuses children to the fullest extent of the law we can – no matter how much time has passed."
The girl was not identified as a minor and suspected victim of sexual assault.  The authorities first began the investigation in 2012 after the then 12-year-old girl told a substitute teacher that Wagner had sexually assaulted her. The teacher then enlisted Wagner at the Franklin Township Police Department.
Wagner initially rejected the allegations in 2012 and no charges were filed. The police reassigned the case in 2015, but one judge dismissed the lawsuit for a clerical error.
The girl told the authorities in 2012 that she had been raped several times a week orally, vaginally and anal according to a criminal complaint. She also claimed that Wagner, a relative, saw her pornography with teenagers, said the complaint.
A nurse who examined the girl said that many of her symptoms, including a history of urinary tract infections, are consistent with sexual abuse.
Franklin police revisited the case and asked the victim to return to an interview in 2018. She said that Wagner's friend Getz also participated in the attacks.
A search of Wagner's home on Tuesday Police found numerous electronic devices that contained Google searches for terms suggestive of child pornography.
Wagner confessed, according to the criminal complaint, at least three times during sexual intercourse with the girl to have sexual intercourse with the girl. He also told the police that Getz had had sexual contact with the girl while Wagner was playing video games in the same room.
The case was referred to the State Attorney General because Getz was a police officer who was employed at several police departments in Carbon County.
It was not immediately clear if the men had lawyers.