All but one of seven charges against a Hellertown woman who police had accused of groping two teen boys on her way to allegedly sell pills in Quakertown with them in May have been dropped, according to news reports and court records.
The following charges were withdrawn:
- Solicitation of Minors to Traffic Drugs
- Unlawful Contact With Minor-Sexual Offenses
- Conspiracy-Corruption of Minors
- Indecent Assault Without Consent of Other
- Unsworn Falsification to Authorities
- False Report-Falsely Incriminating Another
The charge that was not withdrawn is Conspiracy to Manufacture, Deliver or Possess With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver.
That charge was sent to Northampton County Court following a preliminary arraignment last week before District Judge Anthony G. Rapp Jr., according to court records.
Lehigh Valley Live reported Monday that a call about the withdrawal of the other charges to Assistant District Attorney Joe Lupackino, who is the prosecutor in the case, was not immediately returned.
Police had alleged that Slifer, of the 300 block of Main Street, made up a story about the theft of the anti-anxiety medication Xanax from her apartment and implicated the boys in it.
Police had said “proof” in the case against was used to obtain a search warrant for the contents of her cell phone, which was then seized and processed at the Lehigh County Digital Forensics Laboratory.
Slifer however has maintained her innocence, stating that the teens actually stole the drugs from her and made up the indecent contact story in retaliation for her reporting the theft.
Lehigh Valley Live quoted a Facebook post Slifer previously wrote, in which she said, “”The kids are lying in retaliation for getting caught breaking into my house. I never had sexual contact with the kids whatsoever. This will come out during the hearing, innocent until proven guilty.”
Slifer, who remains free on $750 bail, is scheduled to be arraigned on the conspiracy charge Oct. 26 in county court.