WILKES-BARRE – A man facing charges he allegedly shot a mentally challenged person with a pellet gun was arraigned Friday on new charges he sexually assaulted a girl.
Matthew Brill, 21, of Center Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned by District Judge Rick Cronauer on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, indecent assault and indecent exposure. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.
According to the criminal complaint:
Police received a report in May from Luzerne County Children and Youth Services that a girl claimed she was sexually assaulted.
The girl was residing on Parrish Street when she alleged Brill forced her to perform sex acts in a bathroom.
Police allege in the complaint the lewd acts occurred at least five times in 2008 and 2009.
Brill was questioned by police on June 16. He initially denied having any sexual contact with the girl but later admitted it may have happened one time, according to the complaint.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Aug. 23 in Wilkes-Barre Central Court.
Newport Township police previously charged Brill with simple assault and reckless endangerment after he allegedly shot a mentally challenged man in the ear with a pellet gun on East Main Street on March 11, according to arrest records.
Brill claimed the pellet ricocheted.
Court records also show Brill was sentenced on May 11 to six months probation on charges of theft and receiving stolen property.