Man Who Met Radnor Girl Online Facing Multiple Felony Charges

Ashley Ryan Hareford, 20, will be charged with multiple felonies, including Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse.

RADNOR–Ashley Ryan Hareford, 20, of Grottoes, Virginia, will be charged with multiple felonies including Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse, Statutory Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault, Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, Aggravated Indecent Assault, Indecent Exposure and Corrupting the Morals of a Minor, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced Monday.

Hareford has been extradicted back to Pennsylvania and was in the custody of Radnor Township Police Department Monday.

“This is every parent’s worst nightmare,” Whelan said.

According to police, Hareford and a 13-year-old Garrett Hill resident met online. After Hareford traveled to Radnor and the girl disappeared from her home on Dec. 3, she was found Tuesday Dec. 4 around 7 p.m. as she and Hareford stepped off of a Mega Bus in D.C.

Hareford was facing a Corruption of a Minor charge from Radnor from online information gleaned by police.

On Sunday Dec. 2, Hareford was seen at about 10 p.m. outside close to the girl's home, and a police officer spoke with him, but nothing to lead them to believe any crime was happening.

Her father Thomas MacMullett had said he spoke with Hareford on Sunday after finding out that his daughter was charging his cell phone in her house.

"He said he came up looking for work," MacMullett said, adding that he didn't believe the man.


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