McConnells man accused in sex assault of girl, 8

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comFebruary 24, 2014 

Antwonn Heath

— A McConnells man is in jail after police say he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl he was babysitting while playing a game with her two months ago.

Antwonn Heath, 34, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to jail information with the York County Detention Center. He was arrested and booked this weekend at the Moss Justice Center, where he remains on a $25,000 bond.

On Feb. 1, police were sent to a York home after a girl complained to her babysitter that Heath held up her in the air, "flying her like an airplane," and assaulted her in the process, possibly back in December, according to a York Police report.

Police spoke with the babysitter, who told authorities the girl had been behaving oddly, acting out and getting in trouble, the report states. That's when the girl told her about the assault. The girl's mother told police that she was called at work and asked to come home and speak with her daughter. Her daughter told her about the assault, as well.

The girl's father, the mother's ex-boyfriend, also told police that his daughter told him about Heath's alleged assault. The girl, upset and sobbing, told her father she was afraid she would get into trouble.

During an interview with police, the girl said Heath had been watching her and her brothers while their mother was in class, the report states. Heath, who she called "Ron," asked if she wanted to play airplane. Heath picked her up around her waist and, while she was in the air, inappropriately touched her.

Police issued warrants on Heath, and he turned himself in on Friday.

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