Lower Paxton man charged with rape of a child

Otis Thomas (Lower Paxton Township Police Department)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lower Paxton Township man has been charged in the rape of a child.

Otis Adam Thomas III, 31, was arrested Thursday following an investigation of allegations made this week, township police said. Thomas is accused of sexually abusing a child between August 2013 and December 2014.

He was additionally charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of a child less than 13 years old, aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, endangering the welfare of children, indecent assault, and indecent exposure.

Thomas was released after posting $85,000 bail, according to court documents. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Oct. 16.

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