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Police: 55-year-old man did not bring girl home after trip, sexually assaulted her

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police say that 55-year-old Charles "Ike" Stiffler drove a 15-year-old Lancaster County girl to Maryland to see a friend, but instead of bringing her home afterwards he took her to Quarryville for three days and sexually assaulted her.

On Sept. 18 state police took a report of a missing juvenile from the girl's mother. Three days later the victim arrived back at her home and reported to police that she had been sexually assaulted by an older man.

According to the investigation, Stiffler had taken the girl to a Quarryville residence for a couple days and then returned her near her home sometime after 1 a.m. on Sept. 21.

Police had contacted Stiffler during the investigation after learning that he had called the victim numerous times prior to her reported disappearance.

Stiffler told police that he had seen the 15-year-old in the Brubaker Park near Bowmansville but did not take her anywhere. He said that he had been out riding his motorcycle with his brother, and that is why he was near Quarryville.

An officer spoke with the victim, who said that she had spent the last three days with Stiffler and he had sexually assaulted her.

According to the victim, she first met Stiffler on Sept. 15 while she was with a friend. She communicated with Stiffler via calls and text messages for a few days, and then on Sept. 18 around 6:50 p.m. Stiffler picked her up a few houses away from her residence.

She told the officer that Stiffler took her to Maryland so she could see her friend. Stiffler then waited for her and drove her back to Pennsylvania sometime after midnight. The victim said he took her to a home in Quarryville.

According to the victim's statement, Stiffler took her to a Walmart in Ephrata to buy personal hygiene items and then returned to the Quarryville residence where Stiffler asked her to undress for a body massage. The victim said Stiffler then performed sexual acts on her. When he asked if he could have sex with her, she told him no and he stopped.

Stiffler told the victim that he had spoken to a police officer friend that said Stiffler needed to take her home because she was being entered into a database that was "going national" Thursday night. The victim told police that Stiffler drove her to a house near her residence and let her out on the street.

After a criminal investigation, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office filed charges against Stiffler. He was charged with numerous crimes, including concealment of whereabouts of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors.

On Jan. 11 Stiffler was arrested in Caernarvon Township in Lancaster County after a trooper spotted a suspicious vehicle in the Pool Forge Park around 9 p.m.

Stiffler was taken into custody and arraigned. His bail was set at $200,000, which was not posted. He was remanded to Lancaster County Prison.

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