Woman charged with incest

State police arrested a Tyrone woman Wednesday for a felony charge of incest.

Amanda Michel Zindel, 31, of 1376 Bell-Tip Road, is behind bars for allegedly having sex with a family member, who is not being named since he has not been arrested or charged.

State police at Hollidays­burg first received a complaint May 29 about the discovery of a video of Zindel and an adult male family member having sex that had been recorded on Zindel’s computer tablet.

Although the male family member denied ever having sex with Zindel and claimed he had not spoken to her in nearly five years, police said they were able to positively identify both him and the defendant in the video.

The video shows a white female giving a white male oral sex and shows the two of them having sex, a police criminal complaint states. During the video, the white male reportedly calls the white female by her first name, “Amanda.”

The person who reported the video to police also positively identified both Zindel and the male family member, according to the complaint.

Zindel was arraigned Wednesday morning by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

She is held at the Blair County Prison on a bail set at 10 percent of $25,000.


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