Valley Forge Cadet Sexually Assaults Fellow Cadet: Cops

A 19-year-old cadet at Valley Forge Military Academy was arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a female cadet.

By David Chang
|  Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012  |  Updated 9:17 AM EDT
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A male cadet at Valley Forge Military Academy is accused of sexually assaulting a female cadet at the school. Rosemary Connors

A male cadet at Valley Forge Military Academy is accused of sexually assaulting a female cadet at the school.

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Valley Forge Cadet Allegedly Sexually Assaults Woman

Valley Forge Military Academy Cadet Jerrell McEachin is accused of sexually assaulting a female cadet.
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Radnor Police arrested a Valley Forge Military Academy cadet for allegedly sexually assaulting another cadet. 

Jerrell McEachin, 19, of Philadelphia, is charged with deviant sexual assault, indecent assault without consent, indecent exposure and other related charges, according to police.

Police arrived at the campus back on Feb. 8 after a sexual assault report. According to the report, the assault occurred around 5 p.m. in Younghusband Hall.

Police say they found the female victim crying when they arrived.

The woman claimed she, McEachin and another cadet were in the dorm when the third cadet left the area. She then told police McEachin suggested that the two of them have sex. When the woman refused, she claimed McEachin exposed himself to her and forced her to perform oral sex on him.

The woman told police that after she pushed him away, he grabbed her and began to kiss and suck her neck. Once the third cadet returned, the woman says she pushed McEachin away once more, ending the assault.

McEachin appears to have suffered a bloody lip and minor bruising in his mugshot. Police say he went to the hospital shortly after the incident, possibly because of a fight with other cadets angered by the assault.

Jerrell McEachin, 19

Credit: Radnor Township Police

Police took McEachin to headquarters in Wayne where he allegedly admitted to discussing sex, exposing himself to and having oral sex with the female victim.

"He's been released on bail and part of his bail stipulations are to stay away from Valley Forge Military Academy as well as the victim," said Radnor Police Detective Jim Santoloquito.

Police also say the victim is doing better.

"I've been in close contact with the victim and her mother," said Detective Santolquito. "They're okay right now. We also made sure that she was in contact with Women Against Rape (W.A.R.), made sure she had any kind of counselings. And from what I understand the school is making sure she's getting counseling, whatever she needs."

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