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Pa. man sentenced on sex-crime charges

February 15, 1999|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Fort Loudon, Pa., man was sentenced Monday in Franklin County Court to 10 to 20 years in state prison on charges he sexually assaulted two boys.

Dennis Ola-Dean Morgan, 39, will not begin serving that sentence until he completes a sentence for parole violations for convictions in Adams County, according to court records.

Assistant District Attorney T.R. Williams said Morgan had been convicted of rape and involuntary deviant sexual intercourse in Adams County, but he did not have details of that case.

Morgan, formerly of 13333 Main St., Fort Loudon, had pleaded no contest on Dec. 31 to charges of rape and involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, according to court documents. Both are first-degree felonies carrying a maximum of 20 years in prison.

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A no contest plea means the defendant does not dispute the allegations made in the charges.

Judge John R. Walker ordered the sentences to run concurrently, noting that Morgan had cooperated with Pennsylvania State Police and entered a plea agreement, according to Public Defender Robert J. Trambley.

"Given his prior record score and the type of acts he is said to have done, I thought it was an appropriate sentence," Trambley said.

A relative of the victims was present at the sentencing, but did not address the court, Williams said.

According to court records, Morgan had originally been charged with rape, failure to register as a sexual offender and three counts each of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, indecent assault and corruption of minors.

Police records stated that between Oct. 1, 1996, and Aug. 22, 1997, Morgan had sexual contact with the boys, ages 13 and 15. The records said he had failed to register as a sexual offender during three previous moves.

Walker fined Morgan $300 on each count and ordered him not to have contact with the victims or any children under the age of 18.

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