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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Police: Man accused of rape

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    - A transgender man from Wayne County has been arrested in Texas on charges of raping two underage females, state police at Honesdale reported.
    David Scott Teeter, 48, also known as Heather Teeter, was taken into custody Wednesday in Hurst, Texas. He faces extradition to Pennsylvania.
    Teeter, whose last local address was listed as 3 Marlenes Road in Salem Township, faces felony counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and endangering the welfare of children.
    The alleged assaults happened between 2000 and 2010.
    According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Trooper John Decker:
    One of the alleged victims came to the state police barracks at Honesdale on Feb. 27, telling Decker that, three years ago, when she was 10, she would take rides with Teeter to Bethlehem.
    "She advised that he would tell her that she was coming with him and she had no choice whether or not she wanted to go," the affidavit states.
    Teeter, who at the time worked for Boots & Hanks Towing and Recovery in Scranton, would drop off the girl at a gas station in Bethlehem and leave her for one to two hours, telling her he had to go fix a truck.
    The girl later learned Teeter was not fixing a truck but was having a sexual relationship with a transgender named Scott (Jessica) Miller.
    On the way home from the trips Teeter would molest the girl, she told police.
    "She advised that she (told) him to stop but Teeter would not and would threaten her that if she told anyone he would kill her. She advised that she was scared to say anything until now, and that she is still scared of what may happen to her for telling," says the affidavit.
    Page 2 of 2 - The girl told police the incidents occurred between eight to 10 times in 2010.
    The girl's mother told police she had just learned about the alleged assaults.
    Another alleged victim, now 23, met with police on March 21. She told Decker the first time she remembered being assaulted by Teeter was when she was 8 or 9 years old and living on Luzerne Street in Scranton.
    Teeter made her take off her clothes and raped her, police said. She told police "Teeter did this to her eight different times" until 2005, when she was 14.
    Teeter also is accused of raping the girl several other times at his Salem Township residence and behind the Boots & Hanks' building.
    "She advised that when she would cry Teeter would say, "Shut ... up or I will hurt your mother."
    The girl lost touch with Teeter for several years. When she was 20 and three months pregnant, she encountered Teeter while playing pool at a bar in Simpson.
    Teeter lured her to the parking lot and raped her, police said.
    He told her "that she better keep her mouth shut or else ... and that she was very scared and knew that Teeter would harm her or her family so she has not reported this incident until now," says the affidavit.

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