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Constable Held on $1.2M Bail Amid 704 Charges including Trafficking and Rape

In a deeply troubling case, Pennsylvania State Constable Timothy Heefner, aged 64, is currently facing a staggering 704 criminal counts stemming from allegations of human trafficking, sexual extortion, involuntary servitude, and related offenses. The charges against Heefner are the result of a two-year-long investigation jointly conducted by the Chambersburg Police Department and the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office.

The investigation into Heefner’s alleged criminal activities began in July 2021 when initial information was reported to the Chambersburg Police Department. Over the course of this extensive inquiry, a disturbing pattern of alleged criminal behavior emerged.

In the first case, Heefner faces an array of charges, including 58 counts of trafficking in individuals, 41 counts of attempted trafficking, 58 counts of involuntary servitude involving controlled substances, 41 counts of attempted involuntary servitude, and a first-degree felony charge of rape. Additionally, there are charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, criminal use of a communication facility, promoting prostitution, sexual offenses, corruption of minors, indecent assault, official oppression, indecent exposure, patronizing prostitutes, and sexual extortion.

The second case intensifies the gravity of the allegations, with 99 counts of sexual extortion and attempted sexual extortion, as well as a staggering 605 counts ranging from trafficking to rape to corruption of minors.

As of now, Timothy Heefner is in custody. He is being held at the Franklin County Jail, where he awaits legal proceedings related to the extensive charges levied against him. Notably, Heefner’s bail has been set at a significant $1.2 million, reflecting the gravity of the allegations and the potential risks associated with his release.

The Charges

In the first case, Heefner faces an array of charges, including:

  • 58 counts of trafficking in individuals (second-degree felony)
  • 41 counts of attempted trafficking (second-degree felony)
  • 58 counts of involuntary servitude – controlled substance (first-degree felony)
  • 41 counts of attempted involuntary servitude (first-degree felony)
  • One count of rape (first-degree felony)
  • One count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (first-degree felony)
  • One count of sexual assault (second-degree felony)
  • 58 counts of criminal use of a communication facility (third-degree felony)
  • 41 counts of attempted criminal use of a communication facility (third-degree felony)
  • 58 counts of promoting prostitution (felony)
  • 41 counts of attempted promoting prostitution (third-degree felony)
  • One count of sexual offenses (third-degree felony)
  • One count of unlawful contact with a minor – prostitution (third-degree felony)
  • One count of corruption of minors – defendant 18 or older (third-degree felony)
  • One count of corruption of minors (first-degree misdemeanor)
  • One count of indecent assault forcible compulsion (first-degree misdemeanor)
  • One count of indecent assault threat of forcible compulsion (first-degree misdemeanor)
  • One count of indecent assault – without consent (second-degree misdemeanor)
  • 58 counts of official oppression (second-degree misdemeanor)
  • 41 counts of attempted official oppression (second-degree misdemeanor)
  • One count of indecent exposure (second-degree misdemeanor)
  • 58 counts of patronizing prostitutes (third-degree misdemeanor)
  • 41 counts of attempted patronizing prostitutes (third-degree misdemeanor)
  • 58 counts of sexual extortion – engage in sexual conduct/nudity (third-degree felony)
  • 41 counts of attempted sexual extortion (third-degree felony)

Second Case Charges: The second case intensifies the gravity of the allegations, with charges that include:

  • 99 counts of sexual extortion and attempted sexual extortion
  • 605 counts ranging from trafficking to rape to corruption of minors

It is essential to note that all individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The charges against Timothy Heefner are allegations, and he is entitled to a fair legal process.

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