OHIOVILLE, Pa. - A teenage girl says she plans on testifying against a former baby sitter accused of abusing several kids in his care.
Brian Heizler was
charged last week with corruption of minors and other sex crimes when two girls told police that he assaulted them several times over a three-year span.
According to police, two 13-year-old girls told detectives that Heizler began sexually assaulting them when they were 10.
Investigators said Heizler took photos of the girls and had sexual contact with them. He also threatened suicide if they told anyone, police said.
After hearing the girls' story, another alleged victim decided to come forward.
The girl, who we are not identifying, said what happened to her has affected her entire life.
"I was only 9 years old," the now-16-year-old said. "He was like a father to me. I loved him."
The girl said Heizler sexually assaulted her from the time she was 9 until she was 12.
Police originally investigated the claims, but said there wasn't enough evidence to charge him and the case was dropped.
"We are going to reopen the case and we're going to be getting in contact with the district attorney and do interviews again," Ohioville Assistant Police Chief Mark Smilek said.
The girl's mother said she wants to see Heizler pay.
"I hate him. I hope he rots in hell," she said.
Heizler remains in jail. Police said they believe there could be other victims, and they're encouraging anyone with information to come forward.
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