Harrisburg man charged with child sex abuse

John Reid

Harrisburg police have arrested a man for allegedly forcing a minor to engage in sexual acts for a period of eight years.

John Reid, 56, of Harrisburg, is facing multiple charges including rape of a child, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors, according to a criminal complaint. Reid is the estranged husband of Harrisburg City Councilwoman Sandra Reid.

According to the complaint, John Reid began assaulting the 8-year-old victim in 2003. The assaults allegedly continued until 2011, when the victim was 16 years old.

The alleged victim is only being identified as a child that Reid knew.

Reid was arrested on April 8. He remains in Dauphin County Prison on $500,000 bail.

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