Man accused of sexually assaulting 2 teens helping with newspaper deliveries


NEW CASTLE, Pa. - A New Castle man is facing a number of charges after state police said he assaulted two teenage brothers who helped him prepare to deliver newspapers.

According to police, the two boys, ages 13 and 14, claim David Plohr, 43, assaulted them while they helped him prepare to deliver newspapers earlier this year. Investigators said Plohr was an independent carrier for the New Castle News.

According to the criminal complaint, officers raided Plohr’s residence and seized several bottles of wine coolers, pornographic DVDs and magazines.

The complaint said one of the alleged victims told detectives that Plohr would grab him and ask, “Do you want me to take care of this?”

Plohr surrendered to police Tuesday and is charged with statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors. Police said he admitted to touching one of the boys while they were inside his delivery truck.

The New Castle News declined to comment other than to say Plohr no longer works for the newspaper.