Lebanon kidnapper, out on bail, arrested for stalking victim


Willis Christ

Police say a Lebanon man, arrested for kidnapping a 10 year-old girl in September of 2013 is now charged with stalking the girl while he is out on bail. Willis Christ, 70, allegedly entered the girl’s home on the 800 block of Walnut Street on September 30th, grabbed the girl, then 9, from behind and covered her mouth so she could not make any noise.  Christ then drug her out of the house into an alley next to her home.  The victim struggled and broke free from his grasp and escaped.  She was not injured during the incident.

On Monday afternoon, the mother of the victim called police to report that Christ was on her front porch. The woman ordered Christ to leave. Police found Christ a short distance away and took him into custody.

Police determined that Christ was out on bail from the original incident.  A bail revocation hearing was held in front of Magisterial District Justice Maria Dissinger and Christ’s bail was revoked.  He was remanded to the Lebanon County Correctional Facility on the original bail of $50,000.

Police filed an additional charge of Stalking against Christ for the incident on January 13th, 2014.

The kidnapping victim was not home at the time of the second incident.