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Man sentenced in sexual assault

March 26, 1998

Man sentenced in sexual assault

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was sentenced to 41/2 to 12 years in state prison on sexual assault charges involving a teenage girl.

Donald James Mellott, 40, of 9696 Circle Drive, was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court by Judge John Walker. Court records stated Mellott pleaded no contest in February to indecent assault and two counts of corruption of a minor.

All of the incidents involved the same girl and occurred between October 1996 and March 1997, according to court records.

He received consecutive 21-month to five-year prison sentences on the corruption charges and another one to two years for the indecent assault.

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Mellott also received a concurrent six- to 24-month sentence for criminal attempt to commit theft. Court records said he tried to cash a stolen check at a Chambersburg bank on March 17, 1997.

-Don Aines

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