Man charged with sexually assaulting minor


Magdaleno Perez-Miranda

NEW GARDEN — Township police charged an Avondale man with repeatedly sexually assaulting a township minor over the past five years.

Magdaleno Perez-Miranda was taken into custody last week, following an investigation, and charged with five counts of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, five counts of Aggravated Indecent Assault, 10 counts of Indecent Assault, one count of Endangering Welfare of Children and one count of Corruption of Minors.

Perez-Miranda is not related to the child, but apparently, police said, had a relationship with the child’s mother.

Police were called to a township school building, after the child reported to school officials that she had been sexually assaulted in her home for parts of the last five years.

Upon arrival, the police met with a school counselor who told police that the school was following protocols by contacting the Division of Children, Youth and Family to report that a student at their institution was being sexually assaulted in their home by a family member. It should be noted that there is no allegation or evidence of assault on school property.

The school counselor told police that a student and friend of the victim who was concerned for the victim’s welfare had alerted school officials to the situation. According to police, the friend received text messages from the victim expressing a wish to die. The counselor located the victim who was at school at the time.

When the counselor met with the victim, the child disclosed being the victim of sexual abuse for approximately five years. The victim further revealed that the incidents occurred in her home which is located in the township.

Later that day, police facilitated a forensic interview at the Child Advocacy Center. During the interview, the victim revealed a history of sexual abuse committed by the defendant which began approximately five years ago. Further investigation found that Perez-Miranda had a relationship with the victim’s mother for approximately 12 years.

On the morning of Jan. 8,  Perez-Miranda was arraigned before District Justice Matthew Seavey at the Magisterial District Court 15-4-04. Perez-Miranda was remanded to Chester County Prison in lieu of bail, which was set at $2 million cash.


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