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Lower Swatara Township man faces sex charges involving teens

By Laura Hayes

laurahayes@pressandjournal.com

717-944-4628
Posted 4/24/19

A Lower Swatara Township man faces charges after he allegedly sent sexual images to two girls younger than age 18, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

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Lower Swatara Township man faces sex charges involving teens

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A Lower Swatara Township man faces charges after he allegedly sent sexual images to two girls younger than age 18, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

Michael Kelley, 35, is charged with two counts of disseminating explicit sexual material to minors, one count of corruption of minors and one count of indecent assault.

Township police received a report April 14 from one of the girls that she had been in a sexual relationship with Kelley since March 2017 when she was 16. Kelley allegedly grabbed the girl by her leg, pulled her on his lap and smacked her buttocks without her consent.

According to the affidavit, Kelley also texted sexually explicit images to the girl and another girl who was 14 at the time.

He was arraigned before Judge Lowell A. Witmer, and his bail was set at $25,000. Court records indicate that his bail was posted.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 1.