Charges filed against former foster care employee accused of sexual abuse

 

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Rikki Salzman

A Landisville woman was charged Tuesday following allegations that she sexually assaulted a teenage boy who was in her care while working for a foster care facility in Millersville.

Rikki  Lynn Salzman, 32, is charged with institutional sexual assault of a minor, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor. Salzman worked at Arborvale Manor,  placement home for teen boys in foster care, as a staff member.

According to court documents, the allegations against Salzman first came to light on Jan. 16, 2014 when a 17-year-old reported that Salzman had inappropriate sexual contact with him on several occasions between July and Dec. 2013 while he was a resident at Arborvale Manor. The teen told police that he and Salzman “were involved in an intimate relationship that included hugging and kissing on multiple occasions.”

Investigators spoke with Arborvale Manor administrators who provided police with surveillance video that captured an inappropriate interaction between Salzman and the teen. Administrators also told police they kept detailed logs of Salzman’s inappropriate and unprofessional interactions between her and residents, according to the criminal complaint.

Salzman was suspended and subsequently terminated earlier this year after an internal investigation.

Salzman was charged Tuesday an released on $100,000 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 17.