Lehighton man charged with indecent assault
A Lehighton man was arraigned last week for the alleged indecent assault of a teenage girl.
According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Detective Matt Arner of the Lehighton Borough Police Department:
On March 19, 2018, a mother of a 12-year-old girl contacted police to report an incident involving her daughter.
The victim said that on March 17, she and two other friends, both 14-year-old girls, walked from a park to her residence on South First Street.
While leaving her residence, she said they met up with a man identified as Sinuhe Schultz, 27.
The victim said that Schultz had been asked the girls to hang out with him, and then started following the girls to one of their residences on South Fourth Street.
The victim told the others that she wasn’t comfortable with Schultz following them, but one of the girls said that it was OK since they knew him from Facebook.
When they got to her residence, Schultz entered with the girls, and continued to follow them into the other girl’s bedroom.
The victim said that when they got into the bedroom, someone had locked the door, which is when Schultz began to ask the girls to play “Truth or Dare” and offered them alcohol. He began to grope one of the girls.
A family member came in and forced Schultz to leave.
On April 9, Arner interviewed Schultz, who said that he had an alibi since he spends his weekends with his parents.
When asked about the allegations, he said that he often walked throughout town with a female, and she would take him to people’s houses, but he would never go inside.
He denied giving alcohol to any girl and touching anyone inappropriately.
Schultz faces charges of indecent assault and corruption of minors.
He is incarcerated in the Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 bail, and scheduled to have a preliminary hearing at 3 p.m. Jan. 30 before District Judge Eric M. Schrantz of Jim Thorpe.