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Jefferson County man faces multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault

Benjamin Long, 21, of Big Run. (Photo: Jefferson County Jail)

PUNXSUTAWNEY – A Jefferson County man is facing multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with an individual less than 16 years of age.

Benjamin Long, 21, of Big Run, also is charged with aggravated sexual assault, indecent assault, delivery of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors.

Following an investigation of a ChildLine report, Punxsutawney Borough police filed the charges against Long were filed on Monday. The incident allegedly took place in October.

He was released from the Jefferson County Jail after posting 10 percent of $50,000 bail.

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