A Sharon man is in the Mercer County Jail after an investigation by Pennsylvania State Troopers into alleged sexual abuse that took place over an 11-year period. 

The man, 68-year-old Richard Kephart faces charges of aggravated indecent assault of a child, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault of a child, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of a child. 

The alleged sexual abuse took place while the victim was between the ages of five and 16. 

Kephart was taken into custody at his residence without incident.