Sykesville, PA – Charges were filed against a Sykesville man for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl over the course of 5 years.

35-year-old Gerald Overbeck Sr. is facing felony counts related to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, as well as misdemeanor counts of indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old.

The victim told Western PA Cares for Kids that Overbeck had abused her starting she was just 7 years old until she was 12. She said that the man had sexual contact with her on four occasions.

Overbeck denied the allegations at first but reportedly later admitted to police that he had oral sex with the girl.

He’s currently awaiting his preliminary hearing.