A 34-year-old Harrisburg man, Anthony Beckem Jr., was convicted by a jury on 20 counts of child sexual abuse on Feb. 1, 2023. The charges include rape of a child, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, and aggravated indecent assault.
The investigation was initiated after the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office received a police tip about Beckem Jr. abusing multiple children. It was discovered that Beckem Jr. had sexually abused three juvenile victims over the course of a decade.
Bail was set at $1 million by Judge Peck and sentencing is set for May 2, 2023.
The Cumberland County District Attorney, Seán McCormack, praised the jury’s attentiveness, the hard work of the Hampden Township Police Department, and the successful prosecution by Senior Assistant District Attorney Lauren Perchinski.