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Punxsutawney man facing sexual abuse charges

Punxsutawney – A total of 150 charges of rape and related crimes has been filed against a 50-year-old Jefferson County man for the alleged sexual abuse of a teen girl.

Police say Douglas Poole of Punxsutawney is now in the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

The victim alleges that Poole was drinking a lot when many of the sexual assaults took place, and that the abuse didn’t stop until she was 17 or 18.

Poole’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 7th.