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Carbon man charged with sexual assault

Published September 22. 2010 05:00PM

A Carbon County man was jailed this week, charged with sexually assaulting a woman.

State police at Lehighton said George Thomas Anger, 47, of Lehighton, was arrested on Tuesday on charges of aggravated indecent assault and related counts. He was arraigned before District Judge Bruce Appleton, Palmerton, who set bail at $50,000, percentage.

Anger was unable to post the 10 percent and was remanded to the county prison in Nesquehoning. A preliminary hearing is tentatively set for Sept. 29 at 11:15 a.m. before Appleton.

According to troopers on Sunday, Sept. 19, about 4 p.m. Anger and the victim, identified as a 39-year-old woman from Lehighton, were at a community center. They left the center together with Anger driving her home.

At some point Anger deviated from the course to the victim's residence and drove her to a field off S. Dieters Hill Rd., in East Penn Township.

Troopers allege he then sexually assaulted her and then drove her home.

She suffered no injuries in the assault, troopers said.

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