| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Lawrence County Megan's Law offender charged with having sexual relationship with 13-year-old girl

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 4:03 p.m.

A Lawrence County Megan's Law offender was charged Tuesday with having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl, state police said.

Ivan Carl Schaefer, 39 of New Castle is charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary sexual deviate intercourse, corruption of minors, possession of child pornography and other offenses connected to his involvement with the girl. Schaefer was arrested Thursday and is being held in the Lawrence County Jail on $100,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 8.

Schaefer lived with the girl's family in Wilmington Township beginning on Feb. 14. The girl's mother became suspicious of Schaefer's relationship with her daughter, according to court records, and evicted him on March 16. The girl told her mother about her sexual relationship with Schaefer on April 18.

The relationship, which included the two electronically exchanging nude photos and meeting in Schaefer's truck for sex, continued after Schaefer moved out of the girl's house.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pirates say goodbye to veteran leaders Burnett, Ramirez
  2. Elizabeth Forward wins seesaw battle over Yough
  3. West Mifflin limits chances for Laurel Highlands, wins 28-17
  4. Safety of credit cards up to banks
  5. NFL notebook: Cardinals to stay in W.Va. ahead of Steelers game
  6. South Fayette extends winning streak in dominating fashion
  7. Steelers notebook: Starting DEs not leaving the field
  8. Opposing TEs Miller, Gates took differing paths to greatness
  9. Gorman: WPIAL must answer with power move
  10. Feds aim to bring Chinese military leaders to Pittsburgh for trial
  11. Roundup: Uncle Charley’s Sausage expands sales to Maryland, Virginia; SABMiller meets with investors amid takeover bid; more