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Williamsport man gets 15 to 45 years for sexually abusing girl

In November, Scott E. Minnick pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse

March 04, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Berkeley County Circuit Court judge Thursday ordered a 30-year-old Williamsport, Md., man accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old county girl in 2009 to serve 15 to 45 years in prison.

Scott E. Minnick pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse in November 2010, according to court records.

After serving prison sentences for the convictions, Minnick is to be placed on supervised release for 50 years, according to Berkeley County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gregory Jones.

He also must register for life as a sexual offender, Jones said.

Presiding 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gina M. Groh declined to place Minnick on probation or allow the defendant to serve the prison sentences at the same time, Jones said.

— Matthew Umstead

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