LOWER SALFORD — A 65-year-old Skippack man is accused of rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and other crimes against a child who was 4 to 8 years old when the alleged incidents happened between 1997 to 2001, according to court documents. 

Preliminary arraignment for Dean Walter Riley Jr., of the 2000 block of Fort Bevon Road, Skippack, was held May 30 before District Judge Albert Augustine in Harleysville, online court information shows.

The investigation began in August of 2018 when a Childline Report was filed on behalf of the now-adult male victim, according to the affidavit of probable cause written by Lower Salford Township Police Cpl. Vincent Medveckus Jr. and Pennsylvania State Police at Skippack Trooper Matthew Smith. 

The victim said the incidents took place in a vehicle while parked at local bars or parking lots, the affidavit said. 

"Dean Riley, the defendant, would take the victim to the local bar and the victim would be requested to wait in the car while Riley consumed alcohol inside the bar and left the victim unattended," the officers wrote. 

One of the bars was the Harleysville Hotel in Lower Salford, the victim said. 

"Riley would return from the bar and sexually assault the victim," the officers wrote.

The victim said he was given alcoholic beverages to drink and become intoxicated, police said.

"According to the victim, the incidents continued until the defendant was threatened with exposure to the victim's mother," the officers wrote.

The charges include raping a person a younger than 13, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person younger than 16, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse forcible compulsion, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault of a person younger than 13, aggravated indecent assault without consent, indecent assault of a person younger than 13, endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of minors.

Following preliminary arraignment, Riley was released on $50,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 12.

As of June 3, online court information did not list an attorney for him. 

In Pennsylvania, suspected cases of child abuse or neglect can be reported to Childline at 1-800-932-0313. 

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