James Klostermeyer, 53, of the 300 block of Nantucket Place, was charged with two counts each of rape and sexual battery and three counts of gross sexual imposition.
In April, social workers alerted police to the possible sexual assault of a 15-year-old Vermilion girl, according to a police report. Over several interviews with the girl and then a boy, detectives learned of alleged ongoing sexual contact between Klostermeyer and the children.
The girl, now 16, said Klostermeyer habitually touched her inappropriately and solicited her for sex, the report said.
The girl told her mother about the sexual contact, but she said her mother didn’t believe her, the report said. Her mother later told officers Klostermeyer was regularly alone in the house with her daughter, the report said.
Detectives learned Klostermeyer initiated sexual contact with the girl prior to 2010, meaning the child was about 13 years old or younger when the abuse began, according to the report.
In an interview with the boy, officers learned Klostermeyer sexually abused the boy over an extended period of time in North Carolina, the report said.
Detectives are pursuing further information through that jurisdiction’s police department. Klostermeyer denied the allegations completely, saying the accusations stemmed from a recent argument he had with the girl, the report said.
An Erie County grand jury secretly indicted Klostermeyer late last week. He was arrested Friday afternoon and taken to the Erie County jail, where he remains on $150,000 bond.