2017-03-29 / State

Handyman accused of serial child rape hit with new charges

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia handyman accused of serial child rape is facing additional charges involving a sixth child.

Bucks County authorities said Monday that 58-year-old William Charles Thomas has been charged with 26 additional counts. Falls Township police say Thomas raped the victim when she was a child in the 1990s. Police interviewed the woman in late January.

Thomas, of Morrisville, was already charged with dozens of crimes involving five children. Prosecutors have said he kept a “perverse shrine” in his trailer — 1,000 pairs of used girl’s underwear — and documented his crimes in hundreds of disturbing, graphic images and writings.

He has said he “never inflicted any pain on a child.”

He remains jailed pending trial.

Return to top

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast