Judge Orders Man Held For Trial in Sex Assault Case Involving 6-Year-Olds.

Police say at least one of the children was in the man's care at the time of the reported incidents.

A Chester County man is being held on $150,000 bail in a sex assault case involving six-year-olds.
A Chester County man is being held on $150,000 bail in a sex assault case involving six-year-olds.
A 34-year-old Spring City man is being held on $150,000 cash bail on multiple felony charges of sex crimes involving six-year olds.

A District Court judge ruled during a preliminary hearing that there is enough evidence in the case against Lee Richard Enderle to hold him over for trial in Common Pleas Court in West Chester.

Enderle was arrested on August 13 and arraigned in Phoenixville District Court.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed in the case police say Enderle forced a six-year-old girl who was in his care to kiss a six-year-old boy.  Chester County Detectives say the girl told investigators that Enderle took pictures of the two children kissing.  

In court documents filed in the case, Chester County Detectives detail an interview conducted with the girl at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. During the interview the affidavit says the girl reported Enderle came outside of his house in Spring City and ordered the girl to go inside.

"The victim advised Detective Davis that once inside and upstairs in Enderle's bedroom Enderle made the victim and another six year old juvenile kiss and took pictures of them kissing. The victim then advised (the detective) that Enderle then kissed her on the lips and placed his hand inside her underwear and touched her.." the court document says.

Detectives say Enderle also exposed himself to the girl and wanted her to touch him. Police say "Enderle was acting in a caretaker role/capacity during the course of this incident."

Enderle faces multiple criminal charges, including assault, indecent exposure, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, and aggravated indecent assault of a child under 13.
Annie H. August 30, 2013 at 02:38 PM
every other township/borough in chester county did not raise their taxes since the great recession of 2007, except Phoenixville. I have lived here for 29 yrs, and I was able to get my "borough oak tree" trimmed in 1996 after living at this house behind acme on starr street within 2 weeks of request, for free! now they no longer have a tree commission (no money). they have money to plant new little trees on streets in town but no money to trim "their own oak tree" on my front lawn. my neighbors told me you have to ask borough's permission to cut the tree down and pay for it yourself!! what???? I haven't seen any benefit from the great "turnaround" of bridge street, etc. it was supposed to increase tax revenue, so why are my taxes going up every year???
Annie H. August 30, 2013 at 02:48 PM
another issue: our property lines/fences in backyards on cedar drive meet the "acme woods". for the first 10 yrs. I lived here, someone would mow a nice 10 ft. wide path along this area. then, it stopped. I tried several times talking to Michael speck (our councilman) and acme to find out who should be responsible to keep this area clear. no one helped me. there are only about 10 houses on this border area. peco lines are up there but peco told me they are not responsible for it. I am disabled and many of my neighbors are elderly and we have to try and keep the poison ivy, the huge weed trees and huge weeds from coming into our yards. this is so unfair. this is not my property. if this was happening somewhere on bridge street or more noticeable area, it would be taken care of. I am very angry and frustrated that no one helps us with this. IS ANYONE LISTENING? do I have to call my senator or representative? I know it's not a huge urgent problem except to cedar drive property owners. CAN ANYONE HELP? thank you.


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