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Jury convicts Middletown man of indecent assault

Posted 6/1/16

A Dauphin County jury convicted a Middletown man of indecent assault and simple assault on Thursday, May 19 for a incident involving a friend and fellow college student in the Village of Pineford in 2014.

However, the jury acquitted Yufan Yan, …

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Jury convicts Middletown man of indecent assault

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A Dauphin County jury convicted a Middletown man of indecent assault and simple assault on Thursday, May 19 for a incident involving a friend and fellow college student in the Village of Pineford in 2014.

However, the jury acquitted Yufan Yan, 21, of criminal attempt of rape and unlawful restraint charges.

Yan’s sentencing was deferred until he is evaluated by a sexual offenders assessment board to determine whether he is a sexually violent predator, according to court records.

According to court records filed by Middletown police, Yan sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman in her apartment in the Village of Pineford in September 2014. Yan also lived in Pineford at the time.

Yan and the victim were Chinese nationals who were friends and fellow students at Penn State Harrisburg at the time, Middletown police said in court records.