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Clearfield County man faces criminal charges for raping young girl

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KYLERTOWN – Multiple criminal charges have been filed against a 47-year-old Clearfield County man for allegedly raping a young girl.

Following a three-month investigation, State Police filed the charges against Michael Lutz of Philipsburg.

According to court documents, Lutz faces dozens of felony and misdemeanor charges including child rape, aggravated indecent assault, child endangerment, and corruption of minors.

Lutz is free from the Clearfield County Jail after posting bail.

He awaits a preliminary hearing in September.

Meanwhile, Lutz’s wife, 42-year-old Nicole Lutz, is facing child endangerment and intimidation charges related to her husband’s case.

Investigators note that Mrs. Lutz is accused of asking the victim to just say that she made up the allegations.

Nicole Lutz is also currently free after posting bail, and her preliminary hearing is also scheduled for September 6th.