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Former Warminster cop to stand trial on sexual abuse charges


The former Warminster police officer accused of sexually assaulting numerous teenage boys over the course of 20 years will stand trial, following a lengthy preliminary hearing earlier this week.
James C. Carey, 53, is being held in the Bucks County jail on a $250,000 cash bail where he faces more than 100 charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and related offenses that allegedly occurred between 1989 and 2009, according to court documents.
During Monday’s four-hour preliminary hearing, Magisterial District Judge Daniel J. Finello Jr. heard testimony from four of the alleged victims and two Bucks County detectives.
Prosecutors allege that as a D.A.R.E. officer with the police department, Carey used his position to groom boys and then, after gaining their trust as a police officer, assaulted them.

The sexual abuse occurred repeatedly, the victims told the judge, and most often when Carey was in uniform. The men, now in their 30s and 40s, said the assaults ruined their lives.
Carey’s formal arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 13.
The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office believes there are more victims and asks anyone with information to please contact Bucks County Detectives at 215-340-8216 or 215-348-6504.