On July 27, 2019, the Chambersburg Police Department received a report from a female who claimed that she was raped on or about May 23, 2019. The female victim claimed that Frederick Rickard III pulled her from the street into a residence located at 72 Lincoln Way West, Apartment 2, where her clothing was forcibly removed and she was assaulted. On August 9, 2019, investigators spoke with Rickard about the allegation. Rickard claimed that he did not remember having sex with the female but he could not deny that it may have occurred.
Charges were completed against Rickard for rape, strangulation and unlawful restraint. Rickard was arraigned and committed to the Franklin County Jail.