A Mercer County couple is behind bars after trying to conceal accusations of child molestation. 

39-year-old Cherie Hoffman and 53-year-old John Hoffman are facing charges after they tried to cover up accusations that the man allegedly inappropriately touched three juvenile victims between the ages of 10 and 15. 

According to a police report, a 10-year-old victim told officers that John tried to touch her inappropriately and that they pushed his hand away. The victim allegedly told Cherie about the incident, who yelled at the suspect and then asked the victim to keep the incident between them. 

After reporting the incident, two 15-year-old victims said that they had also had issues with John, but did not inform Cherie about the incident. . 

The 53-year-old male is facing charges of aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful contact with a minor.

The 39-year-old female is charged with obstruction, intimidating a witness, and obstructing a child abuse report or investigation.