August 2, 2021

Press Release

Case #21-024039

Arrested for the Rape of a Child

 On July 15, 2021, the Abington Township Police Department was contacted by the family members of a minor after they discovered inappropriate content and messages on the minor’s cellular phone. Detectives initiated an investigation and were able to obtain evidence to show that a 21-year-old male had been meeting with the minor for sex. The investigation led to an arrest warrant being issued for the 21-year-old suspect, Edwin Arist Perez.

On July 26, 2021, at 2:39 PM, Perez arrived at an agreed upon location where he thought he would again be meeting with the minor for sex. Instead, members of the Abington Township Police Department took him into custody without incident. Perez was arrested on charges of rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, sexual abuse of children, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and other related charges. Magisterial District Court Judge Juanita Price arraigned Perez where bail was set at $500,000.00 cash.

Edwin Arist Perez

CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREOF, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.

Approved for Release by: Detective Lt. Steve Fink
Prepared by: D/Sgt. Nisbet

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