Charges against a West Manchester Township man accused of sexual contact with a preteen girl have been forwarded to the York County Court of Common Pleas.

Wayne Howard Longenberger, 65, of 2101 W. Philadelphia St. is charged with four counts of aggravated indecent assault and three counts of indecent assault. He remains free on $75,000 bail, according to his charging documents.

During a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, District Judge Keith Albright held charges over for county court.

Longenberger's formal arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 15.

Accusations: In September, an 18-year-old woman went to police and accused Longenberger of having inappropriate contact with her when she was 12.

The woman told police that during a visit with her father to Longenberger's home in 2006, she was playing on a computer when Longenberger walked into the room and had her sit on his lap, according to charging documents.

Longenberger allegedly began to kiss her and fondled her private parts, documents state.

It was the only time such contact happened. On future visits to Longenberger's home, the women "made sure she was not around" Longenberger, documents state.

Interview: During an interview with police Longenberger recounted a similar story of what happened between the two and admitted to touching the girl inappropriately, documents state.

However, Longenberger's Camp Hill defense attorney Shane Kope said his client never admitted any wrongdoing to police.


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"He never admitted to the allegations," Kope said.

Kope said Longenberger maintains his innocence and that the truth will come out during the trial.

"Whatever contact that did occur does not rise to the charges against my client," Kope said. "The trial will bring everything out."

-- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.