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Birdsboro man, accused of trying to sell girl for sex, heading to trial

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Oct 02 2012 03:47:12 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 02 2012 05:02:49 PM CDT

A man accused of trying to force a 14-year-old girl into prostitution is heading to trial.

BIRDSBORO, Pa. -

A man accused of trying to force a 14-year-old girl into prostitution is heading to trial.

Christopher Yingling waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon, court officials said.

Yingling physically and sexually abused a young girl, authorities said.

Yingling is charged with sexual assault, corruption of minors and related offenses. He's been behind bars since January when police said he shot a man in Spring Township.

The victim survived.