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New Cumberland Defense Depot Worker Indicted On Indecent Sexual Contact Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG - The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a former worker at the DLA Distribution Center Susquehanna in New Cumberland was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg on charges he had illegal and unwanted sexual contact with three co-workers.  

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Ricardo Reyes, age 35, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was an employee at the Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna in New Cumberland and in June of 2015, Reyes allegedly had indecent, unwanted sexual contact with three women, identified by the grand jury only by their initials.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum penalty under federal law is a 2 year term of imprisonment on each count, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

The case was investigated by the DLA Office of Inspector General.  Prosecution of the case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William A. Behe.


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Updated February 25, 2016