The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 15, 2012

Suspect charged with molesting girl


The Daily Item

MIDDLEBURG — A 25-year-old Port Trevorton man is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail on charges he molested an 11-year-old girl during a three-year period.

The alleged victim, now 14, told a Snyder County Children and Youth employee that Daniel S. Auker, of 2569 Chapman Hollow Road, Port Trevorton, frequently touched her inappropriately for three years, court records said.

The abuse started when she was 11 and the last incident took place in August, the girl claims.

Auker initially denied the charges, saying he touched her accidently a few times while tickling her, court records said.

However, during a polygraph exam, Auker allegedly admitted molesting the girl and confirmed her claims were true, court records said.

Auker was arraigned before District Judge Lori Hackenberg in Middleburg Thursday on 10 charges each of felony corruption of minors, first-degree misdemeanor indecent assault and second-degree misdemeanor indecent assault.