A Palmerton man is arraigned Wednesday afternoon on sexual assault charges stemming from an alleged relationship he had with a minor in 2004.

40 year old Charles Kistler appeared on court on charges of sexual assault of a 15 year old girl when he was 25 at the time. 

According to an affidavit, Kistler began having sex with the girl in 2004 in his car and continued until her 16th birthday in 2005. 

The incidents were reported to State Police Lehighton in 2005, but the victim did not wish to pursue a criminal case at that time.

A judge set unsecured bail at $5,000 and a preliminary hearing for May 29th.