A Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged with raping a 7-year-old girl 143 times between March 2021 and February 2022, marking a calendar with a heart each time he violated the little girl.
Police in Wayne County have charged Jeremy Daniel Briscese, 40, with 1,556 counts of rape, rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child 16 or younger, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, statutory sexual assault of child by someone 11 years or more older, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault of a child younger than 13, aggravated indecent assault of a child younger than 16, indecent assault of a person younger than 13, indecent assault of a person younger than 16, incest of a minor younger than 13, incest of a minor between 13 and 18 years old, endangering the welfare of a child by a parent or guardian or other adult, corruption of minors when the defendant is 18 or older, unlawful sexual contact with a minor, criminal use of a communication facility, child pornography, and witness intimidation.
Most of the charges on the 66-page court docket are listed 143 times each — one for each heart police say Biscese drew on his calendar.
Investigators said the girl told her grandmother what was going on, but the grandmother reportedly said she didn’t believe her and told her not to tell her therapist. The victim also told police that the grandmother was in the home when Briscese assaulted her and that they would “be very loud and obvious but the grandmother would not acknowledge it was going on,” according to WBRE.
Briscese appeared in court on Wednesday, when his bail was set at $500,000, court records show. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 27.
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[Featured image: Jeremy Daniel Briscese/Pennsylvania State Police]