Local Marine Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

SOUTH STRABANE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — An investigation in Washington County has led to the arrest of a local marine now stationed in Texas.

Thomas Edward King, 24, is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl, now 13, over a seven-year period.

King is stationed in Fort Worth. He is now in a Texas jail awaiting extradition back to Pennsylvania.

Police say the assaults took place between 2001 and 2008, starting when the victim was 3.

The complaint says King apologized to the girl’s father, explaining he was sexually assaulted when he was younger and asked the father for forgiveness.

According to police, the crimes occurred on Vermont Street in South Strabane Township.

Washington County District Attorney Steve Toprani says he hopes to start the extradition process on Monday.

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  • Dan Mascaro


  • Lauren d cosgrove

    He is pathetic! What a disgrace to the marine corps!

    • FixPGH

      It is Marine Corps; and yes, he is a disgrace.

  • Smh.....

    I agree- SICK!!!


    The few, the proud.

    He asked; she told.

    • FixPGH

      *Yawn* That was almost funny, almost. You would never make light of the Marine Crops to a Marine.

      • Really?

        It is Marine Corps.

  • Jerry K

    Beyond disgusting. I wish they didn’t even mention Marines in this article as it only smears them. Title should’ve read “local sicko accused of sexually assaulting youg girl.” I hope he enjoys his prison time.

  • VigVee

    Wow, OK this dude has some serious issues. Im sure he will get what he has coming to him once he is locked up.


  • joan Pellegrini

    this has happened to my dghtr as well, her brother was the offender… I was NOT aware of this, someone did it to him and he took revenge on my dghtr, as I tried to pursue this thru washington county , Pettit would not do anything. whoever did this to my son should be brought forward. and my son now has 2 boys and a wife that knows nothing of this.

  • Samuel Finch

    The only positive of this story is that he committed the crime in the United States. He’s not the only service member from Washington county to sexually assault someone. but at least he’ll end up on Megan’s Law over it. Crimes and jailtime done overseas don’t trickle back to the US for Megans law in all regards. These people not only dishonor their families, but every other service member who gave their blood, sweat, and tears for this beautiful country. I hope that the family has this child in therapy and she can one day overcome this horrible attack on her. May she find the innerstrength and family support to help her grow up to be a strong woman and not a victim the rest of her life thanks to this “offender” for lack of better words.

  • lilly

    you would think being in the military he would of gotten a hair cut that didn’t make him look like a dork. see that little bit of hair on his lip, i’ll tell you what they call that where he’d going “prison p#$$y”

  • Alice

    This is a pic of hm before he got in the military. Yes you might think he deserves what is coming towards him. May God forgive him. He is aone now with no one. He has had many problems that none of you know about. Let God be the one to judge. Let God be the one to punish him. Yes he will get punished here in the world by men. But dont sin more because of thomas’ sins. Yeah it makes the military look bad but why should one guy make everyone in the military look bad this was the actions of one man in the military not all of them.

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