On September 5, 2018, the Abington Township Police Department took a report of a sexual assault of a young child by a family member. The victim reported that she was assaulted inside the suspect’s home in the 1800 block of Preston Ave. in the Willow Grove section of Abington Township. The report was filed by the child’s mother as soon as she learned of the accusations. An investigation followed, which led to an arrest warrant being issued for 45 year-old Anthony Rocco Major. On September 24, 2018, at 2:00 PM, detectives received information that Major was inside his home on Preston Avenue, possibly in possession of a firearm. A team of officers was deployed, and they safely arrested Major a short time later.
Major was charged with aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault on a child under 13, unlawful contact with a minor, and corruption of minors. Three of these charges are felonies. Major was arraigned in front of Magistrate John Kessler who set his bail at $90,000.00 cash, and he was later transported to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREOF, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.
Approved for release by:
Lt. Steve Fink