KINGSTON — A man sentenced last week to a special probation program on resisting arrest charges was arrested Monday on allegations he had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl.
Police allege Edgar Harold Coulter, 22, last known address as South Penn Street, Kingston, had sex with the teen on Jan. 21.
Coulter was arraigned by District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston on charges of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.
During his arraignment, Coulter said he smokes synthetic marijuana he buys on the street. He was ordered not to contact the teen girl or anyone under 18 without supervision by a responsible adult.
Court records say Coulter was sentenced Thursday by Luzerne County Judge David Lupas to six months in the accelerated rehabilitation program and 15 hours of community service on a resisting arrest count.
Wilkes-Barre police charged Coulter with struggling with an officer after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend on Loomis Street on May 1. Charges of simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment against Coulter were dismissed when the girlfriend opted not to testify against him, court records say.
In Monday’s arrest, court records said the girl’s mother became concerned after her daughter failed to come home when school had an early dismissal on Jan. 21. The mother’s older daughter reviewed the family’s cellphone records and located a number for Coulter.
The mother called Coulter, who told her he was going to continue seeing her daughter because he liked her, the complaint says.
The mother took her daughter to Kingston police.
There, the girl stated she met Coulter in late November or early December and hung out a few times. She allegedly admitted she had sexual contact with Coulter after school had an early dismissal.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Feb. 19.