Former Canonsburg Man Accused of Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting Girl

Richard Rupar is in Washington County Jail on $100,000 bond.

A former Canonsburg man has been jailed on charges he repeatedly sexually assaulted a young girl while she was in his care.

Richard Rupar, 60, whose current address was listed as being in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was arraigned Tuesday night before district Judge David Mark on charges including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent sexual assault, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors.

The charges were originally filed by Canonsburg Police Department Nov. 28.

Mark remanded Rupar to the Washington County Jail and set his bail at $100,000.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim, now 23, went to the Washington County District Attorney’s Domestic Crimes unit on Nov. 20 after having disclosed to her boyfriend and family that she had been repeatedly sexually assaulted by Rupar.

She told police the alleged sexual assaults occurred between January 1993 and Dec. 30, 2003.

She said she was between 4 and 10 when the alleged crimes occurred.

According to the complaint, Rupar asked her on several occasions to perform a sexual act on him—telling officers she complied because she was at an age where she was too young to know any better.

The woman also told detectives that Rupar allegedly made her shower with him, and that he had on several occasions masturbated in front of her.

Rupar is set to appear before Mark for a preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. Dec. 19, according to online court records.

Editor's Note: Patch.com does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.


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