Handyman accused of serial child rape hit with new charges

     William Thomas mushot (photo courtesy of Bucks County District Attorney's Office)

    William Thomas mushot (photo courtesy of Bucks County District Attorney's Office)

    A suburban Philadelphia handyman accused of serial child rape is facing additional charges involving a sixth child.

    Bucks County authorities said Monday that 58-year-old William Charles Thomas has been charged with 26 additional counts. Falls Township police say Thomas raped the victim when she was a child in the 1990s. Police interviewed the woman in late January.

    Thomas, of Morrisville, was already charged with dozens of crimes involving five children. Prosecutors have said he kept a “perverse shrine” in his trailer — 1,000 pairs of used girl’s underwear — and documented his crimes in hundreds of disturbing, graphic images and writings.

    He has said he “never inflicted any pain on a child.”

    He remains jailed pending trial.

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