Attorney accused of abusing children has bail revoked, taken into custody

A local attorney under investigation for allegedly abusing his eight children for several years has had his bail revoked due to alleged violations of its conditions.

Matthew Zeigler, of Cogan Station, allegedly tailed his alleged minor victims in defiance of court instruction that he shall have no contact with them.

“It is believed, and therefore averred, that Defendant Matthew Zeigler took the above-described actions with the intent to intimidate, scare and compel alleged victims to not testify against him and/or co-defendent Christine Zeigler,” court documents read.

John B. Leete ordered Zeigler be taken into custody and his former bail of $100,000 be revoked.

For more on this story, please see a future edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.


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