Police: Man sought in child sex assaults steals car in New Hope; $1K reward offered

Police say a man sought for child sex assault in Bucks County was seen Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.in a stolen white Toyota car in New Castle County.

David Hamilton Jr., 47, is wanted for the sexual assault of two young girls over the course of five years in Feasterville, Pennsylvania.

On Tuesday, police say Hamilton stole a 2016 white Toyota Avalon bearing the Pennsylvania plate PD3759P from the 200 block of Bobwhite Road in New Hope.

Hamilton is also wanted for the aggravated assault of a New Hope police officer, whose gun he reportedly tried to take during an attempted arrest on Sept. 21. Police say the suspect was riding a bike at the time before escaping into the underbrush in Solebury.

Authorities say Hamilton is a 20-year U.S. Army veteran with cavalry and ordinance experience. He is presumed armed and dangerous. Police say Hamilton was also an Uber driver familiar with the area.

Two girls, ages 12 and 14, came to police earlier this month with allegations of repeated abuse by the 47-year-old.

Neighbors were surprised as law enforcement closed in on the home where investigators say Hamilton stayed since Friday night with the help of Meredith Custodio who served as a caretaker for an elderly disabled woman who owned the house. Police say they arrested that caretaker.

Hamilton is described as 5 foot 11, 180 pounds with hazel eyes and short brown hair. He may have several days of facial hair.

Police say Hamilton may be camping along the Delaware River Canal in the New Hope and Lamberville area using a white tent with a red top. The Marshals Service is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information leading directly to his arrest.

Tips can be called into the U.S. Marshals Tipline at 1-866-865-TIPS.