A Snapchat communication between a minor victim and a Benton man escalated to an indecent assault in Muncy Creek Township, according to police. 

A 14-year-old female was home alone when she posted on Snapchat about wanting to make plans, according to a November 15, 2019, affidavit by Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Rebecca Parker.

Joseph Boyd Klock, 19, of Benton, reportedly replied to the minor's Snapchat with a picture of her house to verify if it was the right one.

The victim observed Klock's car in the driveway and when she went outside to approach him, Klock walked past her into her house. He then went upstairs, Trooper Parker wrote.

Once inside, he began to kiss and grope her overtop her clothes, the victim told police.

The victim reportedly pushed Klock away and told him she was 14 years old. Klock told her that he was 17, the affidavit stated.

"[The victim] related that she did everything she could to get him away," Trooper Parker wrote.

Klock reportedly followed the victim back downstairs and pulled her down with him onto a loveseat. When she tried to stand up, he pulled her down again, police said.

He left after a friend of the victim's arrived at the house, according to police.

"Klock then sent her a message on Snapchat instructing her not to tell anyone," Trooper Parker wrote.

Klock was charged with one count each of third degree felony corruption of minors - defendant age 18 or above, first degree misdemeanor indecent assault forcible compulsion, second degree misdemeanor indecent assault without consent of other, and second degree misdemeanor indecent assault person less than 16 years age.

He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jon E. Kemp on November 15, 2019, and bail set at $35,000 unsecured.

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