Teen accused in sex assault

BY STACI WILSON

A 19-year-old New Milford man faces sex charges after he allegedly assaulted a young teen while she was sleeping.

Dominick Gerhardt waived his preliminary hearing Monday in Montrose District Court.

He faces felony charges including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 16 and aggravated indecent assault in connection with an Apr. 9 incident in Susquehanna.

All of the charges were bound over to the Susquehanna County Court of Common Pleas.

According to the police affidavit, Gerhardt used his hand to touch a 13-year-old female’s pubic area while she was sleeping at a residence on East Church St., Susquehanna.

On Monday, Gerhardt also entered a guilty plea for attempting to furnish drug free urine to probation officers on March 15.

He was immediately sentenced by District Judge Jeffrey Hollister to serve 12 months probation on the second offense.

Gerhardt is scheduled to appear for a formal arraignment on the sex charges on April 26.