Charles Cowart

Charles Cowart

A Penn Township man has been arrested and charged with having indecent sexual contact with two teenage boys.

Charles Edward Cowart, 61, of 1570 Willoughby Circle, was charged on Friday by Northern Lancaster County Regional Police with inappropriately touching two boys at his Penn Township home and at a cabin in Potter County. The incidents took place over a five year period between 2009 and 2013. Both boys were ages 13 and 14 at the time the assaults began.

During a police interview on May 30, Cowart confessed to the crimes.

Cowart was arrested Friday at his residence and taken into custody without incident.

Cowart has been charged with indecent assault on a person less than 16 years of age, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with minor and criminal attempt - indecent on a person under 16 years of age.

He was arraigned before District Judge Edward Tobin and placed in Lancaster County Prison on $200,000 bail.

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