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By MARLO BARNHART | November 23, 1998
A 53-year-old Hagerstown man who admitted sexually abusing both his daughter and his son many years ago has been sentenced to 13 years in prison in Washington County Circuit Court. The man pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual child abuse in late September. Each count carried a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Last Thursday, Washington County Circuit Judge John McDowell imposed the maximum sentence in each case and ordered they be served consecutively. Then McDowell suspended all but 6 1/2 years in each case, making a total of 13 years to be served.
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By MARLO BARNHART | February 17, 2000
Getting a 12-year-old girl pregnant after forcing her to have sex earned a a Pennsylvania man twice her age a five-year prison sentence Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court. David Steven Pogue, 25, of Waynesboro, Pa., pleaded guilty to a third-degree sex offense. According to Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Susan Lochbaum, the victim told the Department of Social Services a year ago that Pogue was the father of the child she had in 1997 when she was 12 years old. Pogue visited the home of a relative of his wife and encountered the girl on a number of occasions when no one else was around, Lochbaum said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | February 4, 2013
A  49-year-old man was sentenced Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to between 41 and 105 years in prison for sexually abusing and assaulting a teenage girl between 2009 and 2010. Melvin George Simms, who was ordered Monday by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life, was convicted of seven felony counts of sexual abuse and sexual assault at the culmination of a six-day jury trial in October. Silver also ordered Simms to be placed on 30 years of supervised release following incarceration.
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by KAREN HANNA | May 30, 2007
A man charged with 23 criminal counts involving child pornography allegedly told police he tried to delete pictures of him and a boy kissing, but couldn't. Police who searched the hard drive of a computer of the Hagerstown home of William A. Keck allegedly found graphic photos of the boy and video clips of adults engaged in sex with youths who appeared to be children. Compact discs with handwritten labels including the titles "child porn 8 yo girl" and "boys pedo" also allegedly contained child pornography, and one folder with allegedly explicit images was called "userswilliamdocuments nastey," according to a charging document.
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July 27, 2000
Man charged with videotaping nude children By MARC G. AUBER / Staff Writer, Chambersburg FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Fayetteville man has been charged with videotaping naked children periodically since February, Pennsylvania authorities said Thursday. The 30-year-old man is charged with one count of indecent assault and six counts each of sexual abuse of children and corruption of minors, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said. The man has been released on $10,000 bail on the condition that he not communicate with the children, records show.
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September 10, 2009
Hagerstown man charged in accident in which trailer breaks loose HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown man was charged Thursday with not reporting an accident after a trailer he was hauling Wednesday on Interstate 70 broke loose and hit a car, according to Maryland State Police. Ralph Allen Wiles Jr., 36, was charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident in which someone was hurt, not remaining at the scene, not properly reporting a vehicle accident and driving a loaded vehicle that wasn't secured.
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by DON AINES | March 24, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A woman convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old boy and leading several others on a vandalism spree last year was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to 111/2 to 23 months in the county prison. Roseann M. Thompson, 36, of 205 S. Main St., Mont Alto, Pa., and formerly of Chambersburg, pleaded guilty Jan. 31 to statutory sexual assault, three counts of corruption of minors and two counts of criminal mischief.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 7, 2011
A Williamsport man pleaded guilty Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to sexually molesting a 12-year-old girl and was sentenced to eight years in prison. William Burnell Nulph, 39, of 157 N. Conococheague St., pleaded guilty to a second-degree sex offense and was sentenced by Circuit Judge John H. McDowell to 15 years in prison, with seven years suspended. The conviction also requires Nulph to register with the state as a sex offender for the rest of his life, McDowell said.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS & BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 7, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com shappell@herald-mail.com Hagerstown City Police have charged a 22-year-old city man with sex offenses involving an 11-year-old girl, Washington County District Court records say. It is the second time someone has been charged with sex offenses involving the girl this year. Police charged Matthew David Mercer, 22, of 140 E. Franklin St., with second-degree rape, second-degree assault, and fourth-degree and third-degree sex offense.
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