Minersville Police say a borough man raped his girlfriend’s two daughters with whom he was living.
On Tuesday, police arrested Troy Troup Jr., 28, and charged him with a host of crimes including 2 counts each of:
- First-degree felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child
- Second-degree felony aggravated indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old
- First-degree felony aggravated indecent assault of a child
- Third-degree felony indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old
- Third-degree felony corruption of minors
- First-degree misdemeanor indecent exposure
Police Say Minersville Man Raped His Girlfriend’s Two Daughters
The rape allegations against Troup first came to light when his girlfriend’s two daughters, aged 12 and 9, were interviewed by Schuylkill County Children & Youth investigator Jordan Brown on July 31.
A day later, Minersville Patrolman Jeffrey Bowers launched an investigation into Troup. On Aug. 3, Troup arrived at the Minersville police station where he was interviewed by Bowers, Police Chief Michael Combs and Brown.
Police say Troup didn’t have a “plausible explanation” as to why his girlfriend’s two daughters would make these allegations against him.
Later in the month, on Aug. 27, the alleged victims in this case were interviewed at UPMC Children’s Resource Center in Harrisburg on Aug. 27.
During that interview, the two girls told investigators details about Troup’s alleged assaults against them.
The girls provided details on numerous incidents involving Troup forcing them to perform sex acts on them, them performing the acts on him, and more. Troup allegedly threatened the girls by saying if they told anyone about what was happening, they’d lose their dogs, him, and that he’d go to jail.
At some point during the course of the attacks against the girls, Troup told the oldest daughter that they had to stop because she was “getting too old.”
Bowers filed charges against Troup on Aug. 31 before District Judge David Plachko. Troup was arrested and arraigned on Tuesday and sent to Schuylkill County Prison. He posted $150,000 bond the same day and was released from the county lock-up.
Troup is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday morning in Port Carbon.
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