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Mechanicsburg man waives child sex charges to trial

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A Mechanicsburg man is headed to trial on charges he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl he met as a volunteer firefighter.

Nathanial Allen Roland, 23, waived his preliminary hearing before a district judge Tuesday and allowed all charges to proceed to county court.

Roland was charged in July with five felony counts each of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors, and five misdemeanor counts of indecent assault.

According to the criminal complaint, Roland told police he met the girl through the Shiremanstown Fire Department and began having a sexual relationship with her in March.

Roland admitted that he had sexual contact with the girl at least five times, and that he and the girl had sent nude photos of themselves to each other, the complaint states.

A formal arraignment in Cumberland County Court was scheduled for Dec. 19.


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