Man, 79, waives in indecent assault case

From staff reports

An Oil City man accused of the indecent assault of three children dating back to 2003 waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.

William Krupitzer, 79, is charged with the following felonies: one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with child, six counts of contact with minor-sexual offenses, one count of criminal attempt-aggravated indecent assault-complainant less than 16, eight counts of unlawful contact with minor-sexual offenses and eight counts of corruption of minors-defendant age 18 or above.

He is also charged with 14 misdemeanor counts of indecent assault-person less than 13 years of age and eight misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Matthew Kirtland’s office said on March 12, Franklin state police interviewed a 23-year-old Cooperstown man in relation to a sexual assault allegation against Krupitzer.

The man said the abuse started when he was 10 years old, and each alleged incident occurred at Krupitzer’s residence at 935 Innis St. He discussed instances of sexual abuse, which all occurred over the course of about a year, the complaint said.

On March 19, police interviewed a 30-year-old Pittsburgh woman who had reported to Western Psychiatric in Pittsburgh in regards to being sexually abused by Krupitzer, the complaint said.

The woman related being abused by Krupitzer when she was 15 years old. She said the abuse occurred once, the complaint said.

She also indicated Krupitzer would leave notes directing her to pornographic sites and videos of Krupitzer performing sexual acts upon himself, the complaint said.

The woman said she last spoke with Krupitzer in August via Facebook, and he had denied all the abuse, the complaint said.

On April 3, police viewed a Venango County Children and Youth Services forensic interview recorded on March 21 with a 10-year-old girl who said her mother had told her that Krupitzer may have inappropriately touched the girl.

The girl indicated it had occurred several times six weeks before the CYS interview, the complaint said.

Krupitzer remains in the Venango County jail on $75,000 bail.