Man, 54, accused of molesting girl

An East Freedom man is behind bars on charges he molested a young girl.

Freedom Township police allege Jay A. Musselman Sr., 54, 617 Old Mill Lane, East Freedom, sexually assaulted the girl, 5, on two occasions between February 2013 and July 2013 at Musselman’s home.

According to court records, the alleged abuse came to light after the girl told her baby sitter. Police were contacted by the girl’s mother July 15, according to the charges filed against Musselman.

In subsequent interviews with police and Blair County Children, Youth & Family Services, the girl said Musselman touched her “private parts.”

Musselman is charged with aggravated indecent assault and was arraigned Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge Craig Ormsby before he was committed to Blair County Prison in lieu $70,000 cash bail.

A preliminary hearing is slated for Thursday at District Court in Roaring Spring.