HOUTZDALE – A local man has been accused of sexually assaulting a young girl.
Kenneth Henry Stover, 56, of Clearfield has been charged by Trooper David Patrick of the Clearfield-based state police with felony counts of aggravated indecent assault of child and corruption of minors/defendant age 18 years or above, plus one misdemeanor count of indecent assault.
Stover’s bail has been set at $100,000 monetary. He’s scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. July 25 during centralized court at the Clearfield County Jail.
According to the affidavit of probable cause filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Jim Glass, on June 28, a 6-year-old girl told a relative that she was sexually assaulted by Stover on that same date. The girl was taken to Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospital for an examination.
The next day, the girl was interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center of Clearfield County. She said Stover was visiting with her relative and he had her sit on his lap, while they were on the couch in the living room.
Stover allegedly put his hand inside her underwear and touched her private area. She said he did this to her three, different times the date prior and he also allegedly made her touch his private area.
The girl’s relative confirmed Stover was at their residence and played with the girl. After Stover left, she said the girl immediately told her that he had inappropriately touched her.
On July 11, Patrick interviewed Stover at the county jail and he reportedly admitted to the crime.