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A York County man allegedly sexually assaults a toddler sitting in a Walmart shopping cart.  Police say 70 year old Robert Alfrey, of Lewisberry, approached the toddler at the Walmart Store in Newberry Township.  Alfrey allegedly assaulted the child as she sat in a shopping cart with her mother just a few feet away.  Alfrey had initially touched the child as he left the store.  Moments later he returned from the store parking lot and again touched the child apparently in her genital area with his hands.

A store patron witnessed what happened and verbally confronted Alfrey forcing him to stop. Alfrey then left the store, but witnesses recorded his vehicle registration.  The entire incident was recorded by store surveillance cameras. The recordings revealed that Alfrey had followed the child around the store.

Newberry Township Police  located Alfrey and took him into custody without incident.  Charges against Alfrey include Indecent Assault without the Consent of Others, Indecent Assault of Persons less than 13 years of Age, Corruption of Minors and Disorderly Conduct.  Alfrey was taken York County Prison, but is now free on $50,000 bail.

1 Comment

  • MyTakeOnIt

    Another week and yet another sexual violation of minors in the area. Bring on the next shooting death, too. The week is young.

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