Warren man charged with alleged indecent assault

A Warren man was jailed Wednesday on charges he allegedly touched an 11-year-old child’s “private area” on several occasions.

Joshua Richard Ingersoll, 31, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Raymond Zydonik Wednesday on charges of a third-degree felony count of corruption of minors and a first-degree misdemeanor count of indecent assault of a person who is less than 13 years old.

City of Warren police were notified by Warren County Children and Youth Services on Nov. 7 that an 11-year-old child reported being touched by Ingersoll in the “private area” on several occasions between Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, according to the police criminal complaint.

During an interview with the Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center, the child stated Ingersoll touched the private area, had his nose close enough to touch it and pulled the child’s pants down to look at the private area, the complaint states.

When police presented the allegations to Ingersoll, he admitted to “touching and rubbing the child’s private area with his fingers and touching the private area with his nose on at least one occasion,” according to the complaint.

Ingersoll was committed to the Warren County jail on Wednesday in lieu of $10,000 monetary bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 26 in district court.


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