Ocean City Today

Pennsylvania teen sentenced for sex assault in summer

By Brian Gilliland | Jan 11, 2018

(Jan. 12, 2018) Cameron Broaddus, 18, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania was sentenced to 10 years in jail, which was reduced to 18 months, after pleading guilty to third-degree sexual assault of a woman in a bathroom in Circuit Court on Monday.

Prosecutors did not pursue charges of second-degree rape and assault. After incarceration, Broaddus will remain on supervised probation for three years.

He must also register as a Tier II sex offender, which is active for 25 years. Tier III is the most serious type of sex offense in Maryland.

Third-degree sexual assault covers a host of circumstances, from statutory rape to using threats of violence to assaulting a mentally incapacitated or physically helpless individual.

The victim reported the assault around 6:20 p.m. on June 20, and was taken to Atlantic General Hospital by police for examination. While she was in the hospital, the woman identified Broaddus as her attacker and said he approached her during a party at a condominium at 115th Street.

When the woman excused herself to use the bathroom, Broaddus followed her, according to the charging documents.

The sexual offense Broaddus was convicted of occurred in the bathroom. She also reported other injuries to hospital staff, according to police.

The victim was rescued by a friend, who forced her way into the bathroom after becoming concerned with the length of time the victim was away from the party.

Broaddus said he was alone in the restroom with the victim for 15 seconds, and told police he did not share the room with her while the door was shut.


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