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Aston man arrested for sexually assaulting and photographing 7-year-old victim

District Attorney Jack Whelan announced Charles Maffei, 41, of Aston Township, was arrested and is now in prison for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old female at her home in Middletown, Delaware. 

According to police, Maffei assaulted the children at her home and took naked photographs of the victim with his cell phone which he later copied to a flash drive storage drive.  Maffei is facing 225 counts of possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communications facility. He is also charged with the sexual abuse of children, all felonies of the third degree.

The arrest is the conclusion of an investigation that began following a report of assault in Middletown, Delaware, conducted by Det. Kenneth Bellis of the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division (CID) who is a member of the PA Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), Aston Township Police Department and Middletown Police Department, Delaware.

Matthew Maffei was remanded to the Delaware County prison after he failed to post $250,000 cash bail set by Magisterial District Judge Diane Holefelder. He was ordered to have no contact with victim or any other minors and no internet use.


His preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 24, 2016.