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Stanley Allen, 68, was charged in the Town of Wallkill with criminal sexual act in the first degree and sexual abuse in the first degree, both felonies, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. The child was less than 13 years old at the time of the crime.
Allen is in the Orange County Jail in lieu of $50,000 Cash or $100,000 Bond.
A former church youth leader is pleading not guilty to multiple accusations of child sexual abuse and related charges.
Police say Tweedt, a former youth leader and mentor at Parkview Church in Iowa City, fondled or had inappropriate sexual interactions with at least four children between the ages of 11 and 13 from 2006 to 2013. He was arrested in April, but was released after posting bond.
The church, which reported the allegations to police in February, says Tweedt was a volunteer but was never an employee.
Police said most of the abuse occurred during one-on-one visits with children in Tweedt's capacity as a volunteer with the church. North Liberty Police Chief Diane Venenga said the abuse happened in homes and church retreat locations in North Liberty and Coralville.
All of the victims and witnesses interviewed by police had a connection to Parkview Church, Venenga said at the time of Tweedt's arrest.
Tweedt also taught at Heritage Christian School in North Liberty from 2009 to 2013, and is the author of a series of young adult books featuring a teenage boy named Greyson Gray who fights terrorists.
The charges against him, to which he has pleaded not guilty, are:
One count of third-degree sexual abuse, a class C felony;
Two counts of lascivious acts with a child - fondle or touch, a class C felony;
Three counts of indecent contact with a child, an aggravated misdemeanor;
Two counts of lascivious conduct with a minor, a serious misdemeanor.
If convicted on all counts, Tweedt could face up to 38 years in prison. His trial has been set for Oct. 10.
HUNTINGTON - West Virginia State Police have arrested a 48-year-old Barboursville man accused of sexually abusing a young female family member over a four-year period beginning when she was 7 years old.
The investigation began in May when the victim, now housed at an alternative school in Ona, confided in employees she had been sexually abused by Moore between 2009 and 2013, beginning when she was in the second grade.
In an interview with troopers, the victim accused Moore of performing sexual acts and groping her as she pretended to sleep while her mother was away at work. The reported abuse happened on at least 10 occasions, complaints state, at three different residences in Huntington.
The investigation led to warrants for Moore's arrest being signed Friday, and he was arrested later that night.
Moore remains incarcerated at Western Regional Jail on a $100,000 bond.