Lancaster County DA: Carlisle man found guilty of groping teen

Lancaster County DA: Carlisle man found guilty of groping teen

Lancaster, PA

A Carlisle man has been convicted of groping a Lancaster County girl during a door-to-door sales assignment last year when he attempted to sell replacement windows.

A Lancaster County jury deliberated just over an hour before returning guilty verdicts last Friday, March 8, 2019,  against 20-year-old Austin Kann to counts of unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault without consent and corruption of minors. Kann is scheduled to be  sentenced on May 15, 2019.

Assistant District Attorney Amy Muller presented evidence at the three-day trial that Kann was working for Renewal by Anderson when he assaulted the girl at a Warwick Township home. Kann was going door-to-door attempting to sell replacement windows, according to testimony. A neighbor testified that he called 911 and pursued Kann after the victim’s relative told him what happened right after it happened. Police found Kann, wearing a work shirt, near the scene.

The victim reported that Kann came to her door and asked if a homeowner was home; she replied her parents were not home. Kann asked the girl to come outside and show him a window. At that point he groped her.

Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely presided over the trial and will order sentence after a background investigation is completed. The unlawful contact with a minor charge is a felony, the other two charges are misdemeanors. Kann is out on unsecured bail, under restrictions.

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