Former Montomgery County camp worker charged with abusing child

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
David Fichter
David Fichter

LOWER FREDERICK TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Authorities say a former maintenance worker at a children's camp in suburban Philadelphia has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a young girl six years ago.

Forty-seven-year-old David Allen Fichter of Schwenksville is charged in Montgomery County with multiple counts of child rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and other charges.

Prosecutors and Lower Frederick Township police say he was a maintenance worker at Camp Hope for Kids when they allege he isolated and sexually abused a 6-year-old girl at the camp and at a nearby bar.

Authorities said Fichter fled into the woods to evade arrest Aug. 12 but ultimately surrendered. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail; the county public defender's office said no attorney had yet been assigned who could offer comment on the charges.