2012-12-26 / Local & State

Man Faces Assault Charges

Preliminary hearing scheduled for December 31
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz
NEWS EDITOR

A Greencastle man is tentatively slated to appear in Fulton County Central Court on Monday, December 31, for a preliminary hearing on allegations of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl.

Twenty-one-year-old Caleb Miller Koons of 40 West Dahlgreen Street is charged with one count each of statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault in connection with an incident that reportedly occurred between May 25 and June 22.

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Kenneth Falkosky of the McConnellsburg substation filed criminal charges against Koons on Wednesday, December 19, through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. Bail in the case was set at $30,000 unsecured.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Trooper Falkosky in the case, the girl was interviewed at the McConnellsburg barracks on two occasions earlier this month in the presence of a Services for Children employee. The girl said in the interview that Koons visited her McConnellsburg Borough home on a Friday night when she had other friends visiting.

Koons had previously slept at the residence several times, the affidavit said. However, on the evening in question, Koons is accused of touching the girl and having sexual intercourse while she was feeling under the weather and watching a movie in her bedroom, police said.

The affidavit mentions both the girl and Koons told police investigators the topic of sex came up in discussion earlier that evening.

In addition, in a separate interview with police, Koons reportedly alleged everyone at the home was “snorting, popping pills and smoking synthetic marijuana.” He said he was aware of the juvenile’s age at the time.

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