Steelton man facing charges for sexual assault at music camp at Messiah College

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa.– A Steelton man is facing charges after sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl at a music camp at Messiah College.

Isiaiah Rodrigues, 19, is facing aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor and other related charges for the incident.

On June 16, a 14-year-old girl was attending a music camp at Messiah College in Upper Allen Township.

Rodrigues was a fellow camper at the college.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., the victim was in a TV lounge in the Hess dormitory with Rodrigues.

It was then that Rodrigues sexually assaulted the victim.

On July 4, Rodrigues confessed to this incident and that he knew the victim was only 14 years old.

Messiah College issued the following statement on the incident:

“Messiah College is aware of the incident that occurred between two campers as part of an external summer camp program that the College hosted on its campus. Following established Title IX protocols, College officials quickly reported the incident to child protection authorities and local law enforcement who assumed the investigation and next steps from that point.”