The Lebanon County Detective Bureau announced today that it has charged a Philadelphia man for a 2014 incident that occurred while he was living in Lebanon.

Joseph Graves of Philadelphia faces two third-degree felonies, corruption of minors and intimidation of witnesses, as well as additional charges for indecent assault of a person less than 13 and endangering welfare of children.

Graves is alleged to have sexually assaulted a young boy in his residence on the 800 block of Willow Street. He is also alleged to have threatened to kill the child if he told anybody.

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Graves was arrested in Philadelphia by US Marshalls and State Parole Agents before being transported back to Lebanon County.

Graves was unable to post $50,000 bail and remains incarcerated at Lebanon County Correctional Facility.

A preliminary hearing is set for 8am March 7 in front of Magisterial District Judge Maria M. Dissinger.

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