On March 30, 2021, the East Earl Township Police Department arrested Jacob P. Newnam of Ephrata. Newnam is charged with Aggravated Indecent Assault of a Child (3 counts), Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (5 counts), Indecent Assault (3 counts), Sexual Assault (2 counts). It is alleged that from August 2012 and January 2014, Newnam forced his victim to commit various sex acts.
Newnam was arraigned by MDJ Joshua Keller on March 31, 2021. MDJ Keller set Newnam's bail at $250,000. Newnam was unable to post bail and was remanded to Lancaster County Prison.
Newnam is presumed INNOCENT.