A Millersville man was convicted Wednesday in Lancaster County Court of numerous charges regarding sexual abuse of two girls.
The local jury returned guilty verdicts against 82-year-old Joseph J. Madonna Jr. to 15 total charges, including 13 felonies, one being rape of a child.
The panel deliberated for about 90 minutes Wednesday before deciding the case about 1:30 p.m.
County Judge Howard Knisely, who presided over the case, will order sentence after a background check is completed in about 3 months.
Madonna is at Lancaster County Prison on $2 million bail.
Assistant District Attorney Fritz Haverstick presented evidence during the 3-day trial regarding abuse against two girls at two locations, in Manor Township and Millersville Borough.
The abuse went on for about 8 years, beginning in 2007 when the girls were pre-teens.
Madonna was an acquaintance of the girls’ families.
The abuse happened at Madonna’s former home in Manor Township and in his home and a vehicle in Millersville.
The victims testified at trial; Madonna also took the stand, according to Haverstick.
Manor Township police Detective Tricia Mazur and Millersville Borough police Detective Jason Scott filed charges.
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