Elmhurst Man Charged with Child Rape

ELMHURST, Pa. -- A man is charged with child rape in Lackawanna County.

State police say Francis Vetter, 33, of Elmhurst, repeated sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl. The abuse began when the child was just seven years old.

According to troopers, the crimes came to light when the girl recently told a family member about the abuse.

Vetter is charged with over 200 counts of rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and other related charges.

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