Child rapist pleads guilty

By Amanda L. Snyder
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Tony Chestnut

A Seventh-and-Porter-streets man charged with raping a little girl has pled guilty.

Anthony Chestnut, 36, of the 2500 block of South Sheridan Street, will be sentenced June 12 for rape, forcible compulsion and endangering the welfare of a child, which he pled guilty to March 13.

Chestnut sexually assaulted a then-5-year-old girl on the 900 block of Winton Street July 8, 2011. Authorities arrested Chestnut Nov. 14, ’11 after tips led them behind Devon Self Storage, 12 E. Oregon Ave., where it seems he was residing inside a 5-by-30-foot metal tube, according to the U.S. Marshal Service.

Chestnut did not post his $250,000 bail that was set the day after his arrest and therefore, has remained in county jail, according to court records. He is currently in the midst of a three-year probation sentence that stemmed from a possession of an instrument of crime and simple assault charges that he pled guilty to Jan. 29, ’10.

Contact Managing Editor Amanda L. Snyder at or ext. 117.

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1. Anonymous said... on Apr 6, 2012 at 05:30AM

“Something else was left out in that sentencing that is published. He will also be sentenced for whether or not he should register as a sex offender under Megan's law and for how long. Think about that when your kids are outside playing and the man down the block is not registered and something happens. It is alleged that he has done this before. it is not about how well you know someone, its about what humans are capable of.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Apr 6, 2012 at 06:07AM

“And its not forcible compulsion its involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.”

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3. Anonymous said... on Apr 6, 2012 at 07:42PM

“This dude got so many kids!! 2 teenage boys from a heffer, 3 girls from an even bigger heffer, and a boy from a hot chick. Seeing the looks of this guy shows me the reason for all the kids with the 2 heffers, but whats going on with the other one????? WHY?? I'll take care of u!”

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4. Amanda Martinez said... on Apr 6, 2012 at 10:24PM

“This dude is a lying piece of crap that should rott in hell for what he has done and Ginny your retartid what if it was ur kid how would u feel ur sick in the head that's a baby his own baby don't harass the chic come see me ask about me anybody will tell u where Im at anybody who defends a child molester is messed up in the head”

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5. Marty Martinez said... on Apr 6, 2012 at 10:47PM

“Tony chestnut is a Piece of crap he has been a coward his whole life any man that could hurt his own kid or any kid the way he hurt that little girl deserves what's coming to him and anyone that defends him is as bad as him! You should ask the lord for forgiveness for condoneing what he has done”

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6. Anonymous said... on Apr 7, 2012 at 12:22AM

“This so called "HOT CHICK" is seriously mentally disturbed for even typing this stuff on here , its not only childish but insensitive and cold for not showing sympathy towards this little girl and her mother for what happened and what they must be going threw. It could have been her kid to! Also whatever was posted proves how mentaly distubed people can be, like who the fuck does that???? typing this mess and trying to start some baby momma drama over a f***ing rapist? I say he and the chick who posted that s*** deserve everything thats coming to them.”

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7. Anonymous said... on Apr 7, 2012 at 01:56AM

“People just want to hear themselves talk, regaurdless of what dumb ish comes out of their mouths. To anyone who is on this mans side even after he's admitted to his crimes already you deserve to rott right along with him. This child and her family needs all the support they can get and to any person who doesnt see that you dont deserve to have children. This man is a monster to prey on a defenseless child! I wish this little child and the family the best less predator in the streets!”

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8. Anonymous said... on Apr 7, 2012 at 08:31AM

“he need help only one can judge him is god everyone can talk about him yes that is sick pray for the child hope she ok and he get help that he need i am going out with him but no it not right what he did i did not knonw what he did i pray everyday for the little girl and him everyday only one can judge him is god hope god can forgive him and he get help god forgives all of us so why not him”

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9. Anonymous said... on Apr 7, 2012 at 11:03PM


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10. Anonymous said... on Apr 8, 2012 at 06:10AM

“Number 8, the stout christian that you are. yea you knew. You were harbering a fugitive until he us marshals got to close to your street. Why don'you reviel yourself, I can if you want. Aww are you ashamed of yourself. You need to sit and think real hard about what you are doing. Are you willing to associate that shame on your family and yourself? Are you willing to move away to your hometown or someplace else in pa because he will never be welcome back here? Are you willing to follow the fact that anyone can look on a sex offender list and see him? Are you willjng to have your man collect SSI because he can't get a job? Are you willing to think ALL the time when you have kids (because we know that will happen) that you always wonder what happens when your not there? Your blind right now.”

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11. Anonymous said... on Apr 9, 2012 at 07:42PM

“yea "hot chick" please. You are truely pathetic for using a tragedy such as this to talk s*** about people simply because you're bitter that he left you for the so called "heffer." And #8 it's obvious that you need some deep psychological therapy but you should also invest less time in defending the scum of the earth and more time buying some hooked on phonics. People like you terrify me in the thought that you have or will one day reproduce and be responsible for another human life. You should've been swallowed”

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12. Anonymous said... on Apr 10, 2012 at 07:37AM

“His father is a drug dealer and is currently in prison where he belongs and his son a child rapist!!!! Both should be punished severely!!!!!!!!! Pray for these poor innocent children and their families during this difficult time......... DON'T DARE TO DEFEND THIS MONSTER! God will judge him and send him where he HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

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13. Anonymous said... on Apr 10, 2012 at 03:44PM

“"Hot Chick" you are funny calling someone a heifer. Rewind...bluuuurp...vooom....errrrrrr. Oh that's right look at that, you forgot you were once the size of your refrigerator. You are really a sad excuse for a human being, let alone a parent. that is a child. A baby. you have no compassion. Karma is a b****. Its gonna come back on you! Oh and by the way, a "heifer" is a female cow that has never given birth to a calf. when a "heifer" gives birth she has a very strong sense of responsibility for her calf. She is very protective of her baby, and will even hide it to protect it. and the "heifer" can recognize her own baby in a crowd of calves to care for it. Sounds a lot like what this "heifer" did with her child. Protected and took care of her. It seems a heifer has more instincts than a "hot chick".

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14. Anonymous said... on Apr 10, 2012 at 07:55PM

“Tony deserves to be incarcerated, for his deviant behavior. And for "HOT CHICK" I feel sorry for you for defending Tony. You are the type of mother that would ignore your child if they told you they are being hurt by someone they are close with, such as coach, teacher, family member, or family friend. Im glad justice has been served and the child is a blessing for speaking up.”

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15. Anonymous said... on Apr 12, 2012 at 12:27PM


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16. Anonymous said... on May 2, 2012 at 08:43AM

“Great job South Philly Review for keeping the people posted on the Tony Chestnut saga. I have heard nothing about this case in the "Main Stream Press" the way they jumped all over the story of his ass kicking by a 19yo several years ago.
That poor kid was tied and convicted by the press before a trial date was even set!”

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17. Guido said... on Jun 13, 2012 at 08:37AM

“There was a continuance in the case due to time constraints. Yes it should have made the news like the Geno's fight. Your right, Kevin was tried and convicted before the trial date was set. I felt bad for him. Politics and Money.”

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18. ME said... on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:10AM

“WOW! Ok first of all, I'm not the one who wrote that #3 comment, but thank u for assumming that I'm the "hot chick"... very flattering :-) However, it wasnt me. Obviously some of the people commenting on it & accusing me of writing it are theatened by me in some way & are jealous- GOD ONLY KNOWS WHY. If they knew anything, they would know that Tony has(supposedly) 8 kids, not 6. According to him, he has 2 other boys(besides the 2 already mentioned who I love very much) by 2 other women. So this "HOT CHICK" could be one of them as well. Second of all, I would never write something like that about myself. Its crazy for me to even imagine anyone taking time out of their day to write on a message board about themself & act like someone else wrote it. I dont even think an immature child would do something like that, especially on a comment section about him raping his daughter! Thats absolutely rediculous! Apparently u have some sort of ties & feelings for Tony & ur listening to whatever stories & lies that he was telling u about me, just like all the stories & lies that he would tell me about one of the other mothers of his kids, & would tell them about one of the other mothers of his kids, and so on... He lies about everyone of us & makes us sound like we're the crazy ones. Thruth is, one of the only good decisions he ever made was picking good woman to be the mother of his kids. Anyway, u would also know that I was one of the main people helping the detectives & US Marshalls find him. U would know that i reached out to the mother of the daughter(not going to say her name on here) a few times. But most importantly u would know that I am severely embarrassed to have ever even been with him. So the next time u want to try to hurt someone or slaughter their name or make them look bad, u should really make sure u have the right person, otherwise the only person u make look bad is urself. Oh, & please dont mention my name anymore. I work very hard on a continual daily basis to clear any & all associations with Tony, for both me & my son's best interest. Thanx ;-)”

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19. Anonymous said... on Aug 6, 2012 at 11:01AM


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20. kts1 said... on Sep 19, 2012 at 08:11PM

“Wow I knew Tony for a long time we used to call him chin nuts what a piece of sh!t He called the kids that jumped him at Ginos cowards. What the hell is he then. He rapes a lil girl few years later,I could only pray that the girl has a good life and not be stuck on this memory forever. They should let him go free and back on thestreets of s Philly so that justice could be served eel actually he's probably scared to death where he is now God knows he is goin to get his wherever he goes . Tony chin nuts is a real a@#hole now the girl and God knows what other kids he violated will proably suffer forever and It's only rite he does also”

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21. Anonymous said... on Nov 30, 2012 at 01:22AM

“I'm extremely curious. Was this guy ever REALLY charged? Or did he just snitch and get off?”

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22. Kts 1 said... on Nov 19, 2013 at 03:45AM

“Is there any more news on tony chin nuts”


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