Pennsylvania man faces possibility of 1,000 years in prison for list of child sex abuse charges, including rape of girls under 5 years old
Reported by PHIL SHIVER | April 06, 2022
A 22-year-old man from central Pennsylvania accused of sexually abusing children faces the possibility of a millennium behind bars for his egregious actions. In a press release issued last week, the Newberry Township Police Department reported that officers arrested Isaiah John Metz on March 30 and charged him with a whopping 115 counts related to child sexual abuse. A large majority of the charges filed against Metz are felonies — including three counts of rape of an underaged child, two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, two counts of aggravated indecent assault, fifty counts of sexual abuse of children, and 50 counts of child pornography.
If convicted on just the 100 counts of sexual abuse of children and child pornography, Metz could face up to 1,000 years in prison, People reported. According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by Penn Live, Metz stands accused of raping two girls under the age of 5 and posting dozens of photos and videos of the assaults online.
The outlet added that Metz was babysitting one of the victims on July 24, 2021, while her sister went to a doctor’s appointment, when he assaulted her. Court documents stated that the young girl was acting noticeably more emotional than normal when her family returned home from the doctor’s office. During bath time the next day, she reportedly told her parents that her vagina was hurting.
Police then launched an investigation into the incident, during which they collected DNA samples from a pair of underwear and from the chair that the girl and Metz were sitting on when she alleged that the assault occurred.
The outlet reported that representatives from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children later informed investigators that Metz had uploaded photos and videos of himself sexually assaulting the two girls to the internet. According to the arrest affidavit, 42 photos and eight videos of the girls were found on Metz’s Samsung Galaxy phone in February.
Penn Live did not offer details regarding other incidents of rape or child sexual abuse.
It was not immediately clear based on court records where Metz is being held or whether he had been granted bail. Police or other officials in York County, Pennsylvania, have yet to comment on the case publicly.