Middletown Borough Council in Dauphin County voted Tuesday night to get rid of a shed that served as a Santa house after victims stated that sexual molestation occurred inside the structure.
A previous owner of the building, Keith Allen Hoffa, of Londonderry Township, was charged in 2018 with 24 counts of sexual assault, including rape of minors over a 20 year period.
Council members voted 3-2 Tuesday night to sell the building as a municipal property.
Authorities said he assaulted girls, some as young as 7 or 8 years old, in the basement, the bathroom and the shed-type building on the property.
The grand jury report details how Hoffa did what is known as grooming, buying his victims gifts, and showering them with attention to allow the abuse to continue. He also is accused of threatening them.
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