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NEWS
April 4, 2006
A 47-year-old Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man who faced charges stemming from alleged sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl entered an Alford plea Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to one count of second-degree assault. In making an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges the state has sufficient evidence to gain a conviction. David Leroy Creek Sr., whose address when charged was 2570 Fairview Drive in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., entered the plea before Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr., who ordered him to three years of unsupervised probation.
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NEWS
February 25, 1997
A Frederick, Md., man was sentenced in Washington County Circuit Court to four years in prison last week for having sexual relations with the teenage daughter of the woman with whom he was living at the time. Keith Darnell Bowie, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree sex offense. In exchange for the plea, additional charges of second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense, child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor were dropped. According to court records, the sexual contact occurred between July 1994 and June 1995.
NEWS
June 23, 1998
Allegations against a father in the sexual assault of his daughter many years ago has triggered similar claims from the man's son, resulting in more charges last week, according to Maryland State Police. The 53-year-old Hagerstown man was released on personal recognizance, according to Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class Michael Potter. The son, now 26, was contacted during the police investigation into his 22-year-old sister's accusations against her father, Potter said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 10, 2012
A Williamsport man faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to charges he sexually abused two girls. Jason Meredith Hitchner, 30, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor and a second-degree sex offense in exchange for six other related offenses being dismissed. Judge Daniel P. Dwyer deferred sentencing and ordered a presentence investigation. The state is asking for a 15-year sentence with the defense free to argue for a lesser sentence, Assistant State's Attorney Brett Wilson said.
NEWS
June 15, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to 6 1/2 to 20 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl. The 30-year-old man pleaded guilty in April to rape, according to court records. He was charged in December 1999 after the girl's mother reported the abuse to Pennsylvania State Police. Police records said the man had sexual contact with the girl on three occasions in April 1999, while the girl's mother was at work.
NEWS
May 18, 2000
In a courtroom closed to all but juvenile authorities and families of the victim and the accused, a teenage boy admitted Wednesday he sexually assaulted a 5-year-old boy last month. Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick Wright returned the 14-year-old to the Thomas B. Finan Center in Cumberland, Md., until he can be placed in a proper setting. The youth admitted to a fourth-degree sex offense. Additional charges of sodomy and a second-degree sex offense were dropped in exchange for the admission.
NEWS
March 26, 2004
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Fannettsburg, Pa., woman was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to 58 months to 40 years in state prison for participating in and photographing the sexual molestation of a young girl, court records said. Margaret A. Neil, 41, of 11316 Creek Road was sentenced by Judge Carol Van Horn on a charge of criminal conspiracy to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, according to court records. She was given nearly six months credit for time already served in the county prison.
NEWS
December 10, 2010
The case of a Hagerstown man charged with sex offenses against a girl was forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court following a preliminary hearing this week in District Court. Eric Allen Bryant, 19, of 404 1/2 N. Prospect St., is charged with second-degree rape, attempted second-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense and four counts of second-degree assault, according to court records. Bryant is accused of attempting to have sexual contact with the younger sister of his girlfriend on several occasions from April 2009 to October 2010, according to the application for statement of charges filed by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | February 7, 2013
A Martinsburg man faces a maximum of 35 to 75 years in prison after he was found guilty of sexually abusing two boys and assaulting one of them when the siblings were 3 and 4 years old. A jury deliberated for about two hours in Berkeley County Circuit Court on Wednesday afternoon before it found Christopher Michael Jensen, 21, guilty of one count of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of sexual abuse, according to Berkeley County Assistant Prosecuting...
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by PEPPER BALLARD | March 18, 2004
Boy sent to youth detention center A 14-year-old boy being held at Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health System on a third-degree sex offense charge was ordered placed in a youth detention center Wednesday. Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, sitting in juvenile court, decided two weeks ago that the boy could remain at Potomac Ridge even though it was discovered he had sexual contact with two other youths at the Rockville, Md., facility. Beachley made the decision after hearing that security measures would keep the youth in confinement.
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