Valley Forge cadet charged with sex assault

A male cadet at Valley Forge Military Academy has been charged with sexually assaulting a female cadet in a dorm room last week, according to police.

The victim was in a Younghusband Hall with two male cadets around 3 p.m. Wednesday when one of the young men left to use the restroom, police said.

While that cadet was gone, the remaining male cadet, Jerrell McEachin, 19, repeatedly suggested that he and the victim have sex, police said. When the victim refused, McEachin forced her to perform oral sex on him, according to police.

The victim told police she was able to push McEachin off of her before the other man reentered the room.

McEachin has been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and related offenses.