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Claysburg Man Jailed on Sexual Assault Charges


March 28, 2019

Joseph M. Douglas

A Claysburg man has been jailed on charges relating to the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old minor, which the victim revealed during a counseling session last year.

Joseph Michael Douglas, 33, is facing charges of corruption of minors, sexual abuse of children, unlawful contact with a minor and indecent assault after a police investigation into the alleged incidents, which happened in a Saxton home between Aug. 1 and Aug. 31, 2017.

According to the charges, the victim was undergoing counseling and during a December 2018 session said that Douglas had sexually abused him. The victim said that whi...

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