Jeremy Kreiling, 25, of Hershey was jailed Thursday for an alleged sexual assault that happened three years ago. A teenage girl told investigators that Kreiling assaulted her nearly three years ago while she was babysitting at Kreiling's home, according to a sheriff's statement.
The girl told investigators she was allowed to drink alcohol while she was at the house, and Kreiling, 23-years-old at the time, waited until his wife and children were asleep. She said Kreiling eventually stopped when he heard noises in the house.
She was 13-years-old then and is now 15, the sheriff's statement said.
Investigators questioned Kreiling Thursday evening at the Sheriff's office, but he refused to answer questions. He was charged and booked into jail.
In court Friday, Kreiling appeared humble and expressed remorse for the trouble. He said he is a ranch hand and he asked for a court-appointed attorney, but said it might be difficult to find one locally because of conflicts of interest from a similar case involving a friend of the girl.
Deputy Lincoln County Attorney Austin Leighty asked for a $500,000 bond, citing the age of the alleged victim. Lincoln County Judge Michael Piccolo agreed. Piccolo told Kreiling it was a high bond, but he could discuss bond at a later hearing after his defense attorney is appointed.
The investigation is ongoing, the sheriff said.