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Honesdale man arrested in custody case

December 30, 2011

On 12-22-2011 the Honesdale Borough Police filed charges of Corruption of Minors and Interference with Custody of Children against Robert SHAFFER 23 years of age of Honesdale.

Borough Police had received information and initiated an investigation into the matter on 12-01-2011. Borough Police allege that between June 2011 and December 2011 Shaffer had developed an inapproiate relationship with a female, minor, 16 years of age.

On 12-11-2011 police were notified by the mother of said minor that SHAFFER was with her daughter at an apartment on Main Street. The mother of the minor wanted her daughter removed from the apartment and situation. Borough Police responded and met with SHAFFER at the apartment. SHAFFER advised officers that he did not know where the minor was. Officers determined that the minor was in fact inside the apartment and she was subsequently removed.

A Central Court appearance at the Wayne County Courthouse is forthcoming.