Man charged with 2018 rape arrested again Friday with additional charges

Posted 3/11/20

Casaibrian Prichard, 40, of Catawissa was charged with first -degree rape in September 2018.  Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton reports that additional charges were brought against Prichard …

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Man charged with 2018 rape arrested again Friday with additional charges

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Casaibrian Prichard, 40, of Catawissa was charged with first -degree rape in September 2018.  Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton reports that additional charges were brought against Prichard in a new case March 2.

The original charge came from an incident that occurred April 18, 2018, when a woman contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report a rape. The victim stated she had been with friends at a bar in Franklin County when they decided to leave with a sober driver. The driver took the group back to his house where they continued to drink until everyone went to bed.

The victim recalled blacking out at the residence, then briefly regaining consciousness only to black out again. When she later regained consciousness she was unable to speak, but was able to identify the suspect who was assaulting her. Investigators determined the victim was given a substance which that had not been prescribed to her and had no reason to be in her system.

Detectives discovered the suspect had a prescription for medication in the same classification as the substance in the victim’s system.

The initial case was forwarded to the prosecuting attorney’s office where charges were issued in September 2018. Prichard was charged with first-degree rape and held on a $40,000 cash bond.

In February 2019, an additional victim came forwarded alleging she had been assaulted by the same suspect. Extensive investigation turned up a third victim. These two additional cases were forwarded to the prosecutors office.

On March 2, Prichard was charged with three counts of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree sodomy, invasion of privacy and third-degree assault.

Prichard was arrested at his home in Catawissa Friday, March 6, without incident.

Detectives believe there could be additional victims. If you believe you may be one of them, contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at 636-583-2560.

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