UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — According to the Upper Allen Township Police Department, a 76-year-old Mechanicsburg man was arrested for sexually assaulting a child nearly 20 years ago.

Police say Ernest Myers allegedly admitted to having sexual contact with a six or seven-year-old victim approximately 18 or 19 years ago.

The department launched an investigation in August 2022 after receiving a tip.

Myers, who is being charged with the rape of a child and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, was arrested and had his bail set at $8,000.

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A preliminary hearing will be scheduled in the future.