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PA man allegedly paid Warren County woman to obtain sex with minor

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – A 71-year-old Pennsylvania man allegedly paid a Warren County woman to have a minor have sex with him, according to Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.

George J. Sappah of East Stroudsburg, was arrested on Wednesday, July 29 and charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault (victim under 13-years-old), one count of second-degree sexual assault by contact, and two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child (sexual conduct), Pfeiffer said.

It’s alleged that George Sappah had sex upon two children under the age of 13-years-old. The children were known to George, Pfeiffer said.

Greta J. Sappah, 65, of Hope, NJ was arrested on Thursday, July 30 and charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child (sexual conduct with legal duty of care for child).

It’s alleged that Greta Sappah on multiple occasions made a child accessible for sexual conduct with George, exchanging money with him and threatening the child to engage in sexual acts with him, Pfeiffer said.

The Daily Voice reported that George and Greta are brother and sister.

George remains lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility and a motion for pretrial detention will be heard on Aug. 7, Pfeiffer said.

Greta was released from the Warren County Correctional Facility with her pretrial conditions after having her first appearance on Thursday, Pfeiffer said.

The first-degree charge is punishable by up to life imprisonment, the second-degree charges are punishable by up to ten years in New Jersey State Prison, and the third-degree charge is punishable by up to five years in New Jersey Sate Prison.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit along with the New Jersey State Police conducted the investigation.

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