Alleged sexual assault sends Shamokin Dam man to jail

SELINSGROVE — A Shamokin Dam man is in jail after inappropriately touching a Monroe Township woman.  51-year-old John Shaffer was charged after an incident Sunday when he reportedly had indecent contact with a mentally handicapped woman.

Shaffer is facing felony charges of rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, as well as a misdemeanor charge of indecent assault.  He is in Snyder County Prison on $50,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing Thursday. (Sara Bartlett)

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