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Police: Couple assaulted 13-year-old girl

COOLBAUGH TWP., Pa. - Two people in Monroe County are facing numerous charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a child.
 Pocono Mountain Regional Police arrested Christopher Hickler, 31, and his fiancee, 26-year-old Cassandra Smith Thursday on charges of aggravated indecent assault, statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor, and related offenses.
 Police say a 13-year-old girl told them she lived with Hickler and Smith last summer at their home in Coolbaugh Twp.
The girl says Hickler and Smith had sex with her on at least one occasion.
She also says they gave her alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes and cocaine.
Both were arraigned and sent to Monroe County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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