Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Police: Man tried to contact victim Faces another felony charge after being in jail since Dec. for alleged sex crimes
BY BRETT HAMBRIGHT, Staff Writer
Apparently, being locked up for a series of sex crimes hasn't stopped Leon Tadych from trying to contact his teenage victim.
Tadych was recently charged with another felony for sending letters to the 14-year-old victim's friend, declaring he's "still in love" with the girl.
Tadych, 48, has been at Lancaster County Prison since being charged Dec. 5 with numerous sexual acts against the girl.
Those acts were caught on hidden camera installed in Tadych's home by Millersville Borough police, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police installed the camera after Tadych's wife told police she suspected inappropriate activity at the house, the affidavit shows.
Tadych is charged with nine offenses, including eight felonies, for that series of misconduct.
Police now allege that Tadych ignored a judge's no-contact order with correspondences to the victim's friend.
Tadych, locked up on $375,000 bail, wrote letters last month asking the friend to pass messages to the victim and her family.
In the letters, Tadych asks that the victim's family be told that "he is still in love with" the victim, Sgt. Jeffrey Margevich writes in an affidavit.
Margevich has filed a single count of intimidating a witness, a first-degree felony.
All charges combined, Tadych is facing a maximum prison penalty that could span his life, if convicted.
Tadych lived with his family in the 100 block of North Duke Street before being jailed.
The victim also disclosed to police other sex acts not on the video recordings, the affidavit shows.