CLEARFIELD – A Coalport man is facing nine misdemeanor charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl during the summer of 2016.
Kenneth Elroy Glass, 70, is charged by Trooper David Patrick of the Clearfield-based state police with three misdemeanor counts each of corruption of minors, indecent assault without consent of other and indecent assault person less than 16 years of age.
Glass waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court. His bail is currently set at $10,000 unsecured.
The charges stem from multiple incidents in Clearfield County during the summer months of 2016 when the victim was 12-13 years of age, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
The first incident occurred in Glass’ truck when he repeatedly touched and rubbed the girl’s upper leg, state police say.
The second one occurred at an “auction house” in Irvona Borough where Glass allegedly inappropriately touched the victim’s breasts.
The third incident occurred in a jeep when Glass allegedly inappropriately touched the victim’s private area overtop her underwear.
On June 27, 2019, the victim was interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center of Clearfield County and she detailed the three assaults.
On Jan. 29, Glass was interviewed by state police in the presence of his attorney. He reportedly admitted to touching the victim’s legs in his truck, but denied anything sexual in nature.
When he was asked specifically about the second incident, Glass didn’t deny touching the victim’s breasts but also said that he wasn’t sure.