By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Authorities seeking information about man alleged to have sexually abused 6 children in Lancaster and Berks Counties between 2003 and 2010

Authorities seeking information about man alleged to have sexually abused 6 children in Lancaster and Berks Counties between 2003 and 2010

Lancaster, PA

Law enforcement officials would like to hear from individuals with information about 51-year-old Gustavo Rendon’s contact with children. Other individuals were reportedly present when some of the abuse happened. The New Holland man recently was charged with sexual abuse of six children is ongoing.

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Kory Wardrop charged Rendon on April 24, 2020 with 33 offenses, including 21 felonies, regarding crimes in multiple locations in Lancaster and Berks counties between 2003 and 2010. The six victims were pre-teens when the abuse began and continued for years police say.

One of the older victims reported the conduct earlier this year and, as a result, the other children were then interviewed. 

Rendon, known also as “Tavi, ”is charged with raping and physically abusing the victims in other ways. He also photographed the victims and allowed at least one other person to photograph at least one child. The victims reported other individuals being present for some of the abuse.

District Judge Heisse arraigned Rendon and denied bail, citing the safety of the victims and community. As of Tuesday, no one else is charged regarding the sexual abuse.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Wardrop at (717) 290-1965 or kwardrop@pa.gov.