Perry County man charged with sexually assaulting minor

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A Perry County man is accused of sexually assaulting a minor. State police said on Tuesday they arrested Carl M. Hower, 55, of Shermans Dale, and charged him with endangering the welfare of a child, sexual assault, corruption of minors and providing alcohol to a minor.

Investigators say the sexual assaults took place over a five-year period, beginning in 2007 in Carroll Township. The abuse continued until Hower’s arrest this month.

Hower is in Perry County Prison on $75,000 bail.