The victim, who was actually 13 at the time, never testified Thursday, but District Judge Michael Faulkner said hearsay evidence from the traffic stop and the subsequent investigation was admissible in the preliminary hearing and ruled Schantz must face kidnapping, attempted sexual assault and related charges in Lehigh County Court.
George Schantz a youth sports coach accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in 2012 walks towards his preliminary hearing before District Judge Michael Faulkner on Thursday, Sept. (APRIL BARTHOLOMEW / THE MORNING CALL )Besides watching the 30-minute dash cam video, Faulkner also heard testimony from two state troopers who questioned Schantz and the alleged victim during the investigation.
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Galindo is facing up to 232 years in prison and a maximum 2,000 fine while Chapa is facing up to 168 years in prison and a maximum 2,000 fine.She is concerned about the indirect impact it may have.“And when there’s high profile cases, we do have a lot of survivors who are either triggered by the experience or feel now is the time to start talking about some of the abuse they experienced,” said Jacobs.She says it can take years, if not decades, for some survivors to feel comfortable enough to begin a dialogue long after the possibility of criminal charges have passed.“They can still find a different form of justice, and that may be just having a voice and having their stories heard,” said Jacobs.One trooper testified he spoke to Schantz months after the traffic stop and he admitted he knew his passenger was a minor. Collins, continuously objected during the hearing in Upper Macungie Township, arguing, "I can't cross-examine this kid.I can't proceed like this."At one point, Collins called for a continuance so that he could subpoena the victim to testify.