Pa. man jailed _ again _ in alleged teen tryst

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — A 41-year-old western Pennsylvania man awaiting trial on charges he concealed a 15-year-old girl in an apartment earlier this year has been jailed again on charges that he contacted the girl online and had even begun discussing marriage plans with the girl.

Online court records don’t list an attorney on the new charges filed against Gregory Shaffer, of Kittanning. He faces a preliminary hearing June 19 on charges including soliciting statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and criminal use of a computer.

Police say Shaffer and the girl shared more than 700 messages last month, while he was free on bond for the earlier charge.

Shaffer had been arrested April 24 and charged with concealing the girl in an Indiana County apartment against the wishes of her guardian.

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