On July 25, 2018, Ephrata Police charged Nevin H. Shirk, 27, of Ephrata with Unlawful Contact with Minors, Indecent Assault and Corruption of Minor. Police allege that Shirk inappropriately kissed a 6-year-old victim in the summer of 2017. In March of 2018, Shirk inappropriately touch the genitals of a 3-year-old victim. Both incidents occurred at a residence in Ephrata Borough. Shirk is presumed innocent. Shirk was arraigned, failed to post bail and is currently incarcerated in Lancaster County Prison.