Gymnastics instructor charged with sexual assault of child

NORRISTOWN, Pa.(WTXF) Authorities say a gymnastics instructor has been arrested and charged in connection with the sexual assault of a child.

According to authorities, Daniel Jacob Erb, 33, of Hatboro, Pa., was arrested for felony Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Indecent Assault, Unlawful Contact with a Minor, and other charges related to allegedly assaulting a young girl over the course of three years.

Investigators say Erb, who was a gymnastics instructor, allegedly sexually assaulted the girl multiple times from when she was 8 years old until she was 11 years old while he was in a caretaker role with her.

Bail has been set at $500,000 cash. Erb has been ordered to have no contact with minors under the age of 18.

A preliminary hearing is set for August 18.

Anyone with additional information regarding these sexual assaults or other possible victims are asked to contact Upper Moreland Township Police Detective Francis Gallagher at 215-657-4700.