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August 05, 2016

Montgomery County gymnastics instructor charged in sexual assault of child

080520126_DanielJacobErb Source/Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

Daniel Jacob Erb, of Hatboro, Montgomery County.

A Montgomery County gymnastics instructor was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a girl multiple times over three years.

Daniel Jacob Erb, 33, of Hatboro, was charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor and related charges.

Erb allegedly sexually assaulted the girl multiple times when she was between the ages of eight and 11 in Lancaster, York and Montgomery counties, according to a police criminal complaint.

Erb trained children at several gyms across the Philadelphia area, reported.

Last summer, Erb joined the Newtown Athletic Club in Bucks County as a summer gymnastics instructor after training for nearly 10 years in York County.

Erb is being held at Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $500,000 cash bail. Magisterial District Judge Paul N. Leo also ordered Erb not have any contact with minors. A preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 18 at 8:30 a.m.

Upper Moreland Township Police Detective Francis Gallagher asks anyone with additional information regarding the alleged sexual assaults or knowledge of any other potential victims to call 215-657-4700.