SANATOGA PA – A Berks County man has been jailed on multiple counts of corruption of a minor following an investigation conducted by Lower Pottsgrove detectives, the township police department announced Saturday night (Dec. 21, 2013). The charges were filed on allegations dating back to the summers of 2011 and 2012.
Arrested Friday (Dec. 20) was James A. Orman, 50, of Amity Township, on six separate corruption charges for incidents alleged to have occurred at a home in the 1100 block of Oakdale Drive in the township’s east-side Woodgate housing community, according to Det. Dan Kienle. Orman failed to post $150,000 cash bail, and currently waits in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville for a preliminary hearing.
Kienle reported police had learned Orman was said to have offered alcoholic beverages to a child between 7 and 8 years old while both occupied the Oakdale Drive home on occasions during the two-year period. Police claimed Orman also “subjected the child to watching pornographic movies on several occasions,” Kienle said.
The information arose from an interview with the child assisted by Montgomery County’s Mission Kids program, which is intended to reduce trauma for child victims of crimes.
Lower Pottsgrove is coordinating its efforts in “an ongoing investigation in Berks County,” Kienle noted, and more information and other victims if any are being sought. Anyone with information should call the township department at 610-326-1508, Kienle said.
Orman’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. in the East High Street, Sanatoga, courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Edward Kropp Sr.
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