Cunagin was charged with rape of a child less than 13 years of age, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, and indecent exposure
MIDDLETOWN, PENNSYLVANIA: A man was recently caught sexually abusing a five-year-old girl, according to cops out of Middletown, Pennsylvania. Officers identified the man as Aaron Michael Cunagin, 22. He was arrested on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, for rape of a child less than 13 years of age, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, and indecent exposure.
At first, the main witness, the child’s grandfather, walked past his granddaughter’s bedroom and thought it was strange when he saw the 5-year-old girl sitting on Cunagin’s lap in a bedroom, according to documents obtained by Penn Live. Centre Daily Times reported that the Cunagin is the fiance of the man’s daughter. However, minutes later, as two other children were playing in the living room, the older man thought it was too quiet in the bedroom, cops said.
The grandfather checked again and this time, Cunagin was allegedly between a crib and a bed in the far right corner of the room with his pants down, and his genitals exposed. The 5-year-old girl’s pants were also down, cops said. Her genitals were allegedly also exposed. The grandfather then intervened and punched his daughter’s fiancé before yelling and calling the Middletown Borough Police Department, who arrived shortly afterward and arrested Cunagin. The incident woke up a woman in the apartment, who said that Cunagin told her he had “blacked out” during the incident and was sorry, according to the court documents. He at first reportedly told police that his pants had fallen accidentally when he stood up, but later admitted that he pulled them down when he felt “numb” after the girl pulled hers down.
“It just went through my head,” he allegedly said in the Penn Live report. “I was back and forth with myself. I just felt numb. I just sat there with it in my hand.” According to cops, however, the girl said this had happened five times before. Cunagin allegedly denied that. He was arraigned and sent to the Dauphin County Correctional Center when he was unable to post $150,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 7.
MEAWW previously reported an incident where a 36-year-old woman in India cut off her boyfriend’s genitals after the man allegedly raped the woman’s14-year-old daughter. The incident took place in the Mahevaganj area of Lakhimpur Kheri, located in the state of Uttar Pradesh on August 17, 2022. The woman came home just in time to catch her 32-year-old man in the act. She had been living with him for the last two years after separating from her alcoholic husband.
If you or someone you know may be the victim of child abuse, please contact the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453) or contact their live chat services.