Police: Pa. church youth leader assaulted girl
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - December 3, 2012 (WPVI) -- A youth leader at a central Pennsylvania church is behind bars charged with having sexual contact with a girl over the last three years, starting when she was 12.
Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Markelwitz was arrested Friday on charges including rape of a child and aggravated indecent assault. Investigators say some of the sexual contact happened at the church where Markelwitz met the girl.
Markelwitz, of Enola, is being held on $750,000 bail. Court records don't list an attorney for him.
Police say the church is cooperating with the investigation. Authorities say they're trying to determine if there are other victims.
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