Shamokin man charged with sexual assault of girl, 15
COAL TOWNSHIP - A game of "Truth or Dare" has landed a 20-year-old city man behind bars on a felony of statutory sexual assault.
Kyle Hoffman, of 1010 N. Franklin St., is charged by Detective Jeff Brennan with engaging in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl April 12 in a wooded area in the Bunker Hill section of the township.
Hoffman, who has been in Northumberland County Prison on a parole violation since April 14, will be staying there for a while after being arraigned by video at 10:45 a.m. Thursday by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic on the felony offense.
Hoffman was unable to post $50,000 cash bail and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Gembic Tuesday, July 29.
After receiving a report April 12 from the victim's mother who said her daughter was raped, police interviewed the victim.
The 15-year-old girl told police she and a 12-year-old female walked into a wooded area at about 7 p.m. with a male who identified himself as Kyle Hoffman. The victim said Hoffman told them he was 17 years old and asked the girls if they wanted to play a game known as "Truth or Dare." After a few minutes of playing the game, the 15-year-old girl said Hoffman walked over and started hugging her. The victim said she attempted to stop Hoffman, but he continued and then removed her pants and had sexual intercourse with her.
The victim said when Hoffman started to hug her, the 12-year-old girl ran from the scene.
The 12-year-old girl confirmed the victim's statement and also said Hoffman asked the 15-year-old girl to perform oral sex. The girl said she fled after becoming frightened.
A spokeswoman at Northumberland County Prison said Hoffman served time in prison for theft in 2012 and was incarcerated last year for parole violations.