A Megan’s Law Offender who previously pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography faces new charges of sexually assaulting a child in Lancaster County, according to Manheim Borough police.
The criminal complaint says Joseph Todd Rohrer, 48, admitted to multiple occasions of touching the child inappropriately, exposing himself and having the child touch him inappropriately.
The child said the incidents happened at Rohrer’s home in Rapho Township sometime before Thanksgiving 2018, according to the complaint.
Rohrer, 48, was charged Jan. 10 with third-degree felony counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor and sexual assault by volunteer or employee of a nonprofit, and first-degree misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age.
Rohrer met the child “and family member(s)” while volunteering at the nonprofit Hope’s Haven Rescue & Youth Camp, according to the complaint.
Camp spokeswoman IdaMay Hornberger said Rohrer had entered a relationship with another volunteer who was related to the child.
Rohrer used the alias Todd Brown, and because the Conoy Township camp’s preliminary background check on that name turned up no problems, he was allowed to volunteer in a limited capacity that mostly involved training horses off-site, Hornberger said.
She said the camp also requires fingerprint checks and Rohrer balked at that, which led to his being suspended and then terminated as the camp investigated further and figured out who he really was.
The camp never allows an adult to be alone with a child, requiring that at least two adults be present at all times, according to Hornberger.
Rohrer is in Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $300,000 cash bail, awaiting a Jan. 23 preliminary hearing, court records show. No defense attorney is listed.
Court records show that Rohrer was sentenced to six months of house arrest and five years of probation after pleading guilty in 2013 to seven counts of possessing child pornography in 2012. He was also required to register with Megan’s Law as a sex offender.
LNP records show that prosecutors said Rohrer had 273 images of children in lewd acts that were discovered when he took a zip drive containing them to a local library in 2012.
Joseph Madenspacher, who was then Lancaster County President Judge, said “I’ve seen people that had far more files than this and got probation” when sentencing Rohrer, according to LNP records.
The Megan’s Law website currently lists Todd Brown as an alias of Rohrer’s. It is not clear when that was added to his file.