Trio Charged with Sexually Abusing Children

A husband and wife, along with another woman, are accused of sexually and physically abusing four children, some of which took place in McKean County.

Authorities say 51-year-old Warren Yerger of Douglasville sexually assaulted two girls and two boys who were in his care from 1989 to 2012 in Chester, Berks and Montgomery counties as well as McKean.

According to court papers, the children as young as three-years-old were raped, forced to perform sex acts on adults and each other, and participate when the suspects were having sex. The suspects also took and distributed naked pictures of the children, and punched and kicked them.

Yerger and his wife, wife, 34-year-old Leslie Yerger, and former girlfriend, 46-year-old Deborah Keeley of Birdsboro, are all charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, conspiracy and related offenses. Warren Yerger is jailed on $1 million bail. His wife and Keeley are jailed on half a million dollars bail each.

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