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Boy charged with sex assault of sister

September 16, 2009

A 17-year-old Williamsport boy who police allege sexually assaulted his sister has been charged with second-degree sex offense, according to Washington County District Court records.

The boy is not being identified to protect the identity of the girl.

Washington County Sheriff's Detective David Sanders said a social worker contacted him July 14 about the alleged assaults, which had been occurring for four years, according to court records.

Sanders said the girl's mother told him the girl said that her brother had been molesting her since she was in sixth grade.

The last time the girl was molested by her brother was during the week of July 10 to 15 while the two were staying at their grandparents' home, according to court records.

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At the time of the last incident, the girl was 15 years old, according to court records.

The boy was being held Wednesday on $25,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center, a jail spokesman said.

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