Teen runaway case sparks child abuse investigation


HALIFAX, Pa. (WHTM) — State police said a teen runaway found with physical injuries told them she was hurt after a fight with an adult at her home.

The 15-year-girl was reported missing on Monday. Troopers said she was found the next day with physical injuries.

She said she was physically assaulted during an altercation at her home in Halifax. The victim said she ran away so she would not be harmed anymore.

Police arrested Scott Marsh on Saturday. They did not say how he was related to the victim.

He is charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children and simple assault.

Bail was set at $25,000 and is in the Dauphin County Prison.

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