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Man charged with sexual abuse of 5-year-old


March 31. 2014 11:12PM

By - smocarsky@civitasmedia.com




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PITTSTON — A Wapwallopen man has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused a 5-year-old girl at the home of the girl’s mother in Pittston.


James Young, 38, was arraigned Monday before District Judge Alexandra Kokura Kravitz on two felony counts each of aggravated indecent assault, aggravated indecent assault on a person less than 13 years of age and aggravated indecent assault of a child, and two misdemeanor counts each of indecent assault, indecent assault on a person less than 13 years of age, corruption of minors and indecent exposure.


Young remained jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on Monday night for lack of $200,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. April 9 before District Judge Kokura Kravitz in Pittston.


According to court papers, Pittston police were informed of a case of suspected child abuse by Luzerne County Children & Youth on Nov. 21.


The child was interviewed on Nov. 25 at the Luzerne County Children’s Advocacy Center in Wilkes-Barre. The interview was observed by a detective with the county District Attorney’s Office and a county Children & Youth case worker.


The girl related that Young used to live with her, her mother and her brother. She said Young had her get undressed and took off his own clothes in the bedroom of the girl’s mother while her mother and brother were in different rooms and that Young touched the girl while masturbating on at least two different occasions, court papers say.




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