Tennessee man brought back to Delco to face sexual assault charges from 1999

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John E. Jerdon, formerly of Ninth Street, was arrested on Dec. 28 in Rogersville, Tenn., and returned to Delaware County on Tuesday.

A 52-year-old Tennessee man formerly of Upland Borough was extradited to Delaware County to face sexual assault charges dating back to 1999, police said Wednesday.

John E. Jerdon, formerly of Ninth Street, was arrested on Dec. 28 in Rogersville, Tenn., and returned to Delaware County on Tuesday.

A Chester County woman has accused Jerdon, who was a neighbor and family friend when they both lived in Upland, of inappropriately touching her on multiple occasions over a three-year period when she was a minor, according to court records. Police said Jerdon's accuser was between 11 and 14 at the time of the assaults.

Jerdon was sent to the George W Hill Correctional Facility after failing to post 10 percent of a $10,000 bail. His preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 20.

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