Sheriff: Teen sexually assault at county park

A New Vienna man has been arrested on charges of sexual abuse third degree after authorities say he had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor while at a Delaware County campground Sept. 19.

John Austin Hoefler, 21, of New Vienna, was arrested by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Sept 19, for sexual abuse, a class C felony.

According to court documents, the female subject called stating that her 13-year-old daughter was with a friend at a Twin Bridges Park campground where she was sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old male.

Authorities contacted the victim and were able to confirm the assault.

Authorities then made contact with Hoefler, who they say did not deny that “this type of activity was possible to have taken place between himself and the victim.”

A no-contact order has been put in place between Hoefler and the victim and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 30.