A convicted sex offender, currently lodged in the Carbon County prison in Nesquehoning on charges he failed to register with police as required under Megan's Law, has been arrested on new sexual offense charges.

Nesquehoning police have charged Brian Karlick, 26, of 134 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, with three counts: indecent assault without consent, indecent assault by forcible compulsion, and indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age.

Chief Sean Smith said on May 15 he received a report from Child Line services of a 15-year-old female reporting she had been sexually assaulted on May 14 by a white male named Brian. The assault took place between 2-4 p.m. at a friend's home.

She told Smith she went to the friend's home along W. Railroad Street. While at the home the suspect, later identified as Karlick, was in the kitchen area and pinned her against a wall. He tried to kiss her three times and groped her breasts out of her shirt at which time she pushed him away, Smith states in his report.

She said Karlick continued his actions and attempted to undo her pants before she could push him away again. He then came back at her and started touching her private parts through her pants, at which time she called out to her friend and Karlick stopped his actions.

Karlick was arraigned and failed to post bail and was returned to the county prison.

Borough police previously arrested Karlick for failure to register under the provisions of Megan's Laws. He was convicted of sexual offenses in New Jersey and moved to Pennsylvania and failed to notify authorities of his move and new address.