Justin M. Burke

Justin M. Burke, 22, of the 100 block of South Poplar Street in Elizabethtown, is facing six felonies and three misdemeanors after police said he raped a woman on July 7, 2019. 

An Elizabethtown man raped a woman after asking her to come into his apartment to see his puppy, police said.

The woman told police she and Justin M. Burke, 22, had gone to York County to buy fireworks July 7.

Once at his apartment in the 100 block of Poplar Street, he demanded she come in and see his new puppy, saying, "you are coming in," police said. 

When the woman was inside, Burke grabbed her and pulled her onto his bed and wouldn't let her up, police said. She told Burke to stop multiple times and kept reaching for her keys, according to the affidavit of probable cause. 

Burke is charged with felony counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, two counts each of sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault and two counts misdemeanor indecent assault.

According to court records, in February 2017, Burke was charged with two counts each of indecent assault and harassment. He was accepted into the county's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program in March 2018. 

The program is typically for first-time offenders that does not involve a guilty plea and will not result in a conviction if the program is successfully completed, according to the district attorney's office.

Under his terms, he was to perform community service, maintain full-time employment, pay costs and comply with sex-offender conditions for two years.

Court records indicate the county moved to revoke Burke from the program on Tuesday. 

Burke was arrested Sept. 30 and is in Lancaster County Prison after failing to pay $500,000 bail.

An after-hours message left Wednesday with an answering service for an attorney listed for Burke in online court records was not immediately returned. 


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