Crime

A man was accused of sexually assaulting his foster child, but the charges have been dropped

All charges filed against a Juniata County man accused of sexually assaulting a foster child in his care were dropped Friday.

Charges dropped against Douglas Lee Chubb, 52, of Monroe Township, include felony statutory sexual assault of a child more than 11 years old, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors, and misdemeanor indecent assault of a person younger than 16.

The charges stem from an alleged incident at Chubb’s home in late 2015.

Information on why the charges were dropped was not immediately available, as calls to the Juniata County District Attorney’s offce were not returned.

The child told state troopers on Jan. 5 that Chubb 50 approached him around midnight when he was supposed to be in bed and forced the child to participate in at least five sexual acts, according to an affidavit. Troopers interviewed Chubb on Jan. 17, and he sighed when he heard the allegations made against him.

Chubb allegedly did not deny the allegations during the interview.

The preliminary hearing in the case was pushed back twice and was supposed to take place Wendesday, but it was canceled when the charges were withdrawn.

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