New Castle Man Facing Charges in Child Sex Case

A Lawrence County sex offender arrested last week for failing to update his residency information with law enforcement was charged with 18 more charges, including felonies for having sex with a minor.

Pennsylvania State Police arrested Ivan C. Schaefer, 39, of New Castle, on Friday for failing to register his new address at 4531 Old Mercer Road.

On Tuesday, district attorneys filed 18 additional charges against Schaefer, including statuary sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and child pornography.

All but two counts are felonies.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on May 8.

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