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By DON AINES | May 16, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Chambersburg man likely will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him Thursday on multiple charges of sexual assault against eight girls. A jury of nine men and three women deliberated two hours before convicting Willie H. Brown on charges of molesting eight girls over a period of several years. Brown, 60, of 219 Hackberry Drive, was convicted of two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, two counts of attempted aggravated indecent assault of a child, six counts of indecent assault by course of conduct and eight counts of corruption of minors.
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by TAMELA BAKER | February 8, 2006
tammyb@herald-mail.com ANNAPOLIS - The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday started wading through a plethora of bills to crack down on sex offenders, and while most members agreed the state needs to better monitor convicted offenders once they are released from prison, the question became exactly how to do it. The committee heard testimony on nine different sex offender bills Tuesday, and more - including a bill from Del. Christopher B....
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By DON AINES | October 7, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Judge Carol Van Horn on Thursday rejected a plea agreement that would have resulted in a seven- to 20-year prison sentence for an Oklahoma man accused of raping his daughter. The 34-year-old former resident of Washington Township, Pa., pleaded guilty to rape of a child, a first-degree felony, on April 27, along with an unrelated misdemeanor theft charge, according to court records. The plea agreement called for the state prison sentences for the rape and theft charges to run concurrently, according to Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom.
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by DON AINES | February 16, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. chambersburg@herald-mail.com A Chambersburg man charged with molesting at least five adolescent boys faces a sentence of 20 to 40 years in state prison after entering a plea agreement Wednesday in Franklin County Court. Joseph Paul Cioccia, 59, of 2722 Fillmore Drive, pleaded guilty before Judge Carol Van Horn to five counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. He had originally been charged with 16 counts each of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, criminal conspiracy to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors and indecent assault, according to court records.
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By Tamela Baker | January 7, 2006
tammyb@herald-mail.com GLEN BURNIE, MD. - Convicted sex offenders in Maryland deemed to be the most dangerous would face life in prison or lifetime monitoring under legislative proposals formally announced Friday by Gov. Robert Ehrlich. The governor's plan also would prohibit sex offenders from entering school property or child-care facilities without permission. Ehrlich traveled to Glen Burnie to announce a package of 10 proposals at Glendale Elementary School, where a registered sex offender was discovered on school grounds last year.
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by DON AINES | September 26, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Quincy Township, Pa., man with a history of sexual offenses was acquitted of felony charges Thursday in Franklin County Court, but still faces up to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of four counts stemming from the molestation of two Waynesboro, Pa., girls. William Charles Johnson, 72, of 3486 Clayhill Road, will have to undergo a review by the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board to determine if he qualifies as a sexually violent predator.
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October 2, 2005
Child sex offender: One convicted of a sex crime involving a person who was younger than 18 years old at the time of the offense. The offense must have occurred on or after Oct. 1, 1995. The offense may have occurred before Oct. 1, 1995, if the offender was in the custody of a supervising authority, such as a prison, on Oct. 1, 2001. Child sex offenders are required to register for life, updating their registration information every year. Such offenders have been convicted of crimes that include first- through third-degree sex offense, child sexual abuse, and first- and second-degree rape.
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by DON AINES | April 7, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County jury took an hour Thursday to find a Waynesboro, Pa., man guilty of rape, but he will have to wait for several months to find out how long he will spend in state prison. Michael B. Stahley, 23, of 125 N. Grant St., also was convicted of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, burglary, simple assault, terroristic threats and theft for raping and beating the woman in her North Church Street apartment May 22, 2004. The prosecution completed its case Thursday morning with a Pennsylvania State Police forensic scientist testifying on the results of a DNA comparison between Stahley and sperm samples recovered from the victim.
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January 20, 1998
Bill targets sexual predators By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS - Rapists, stalkers and other sexual predators could be committed to a psychiatric hospital after they are released from prison, under legislation filed in the Maryland House of Delegates. "We are trying to save our citizens from further victimization," said Del. Sue Hecht, D-Frederick/Washington, co-sponsor of the Sexually Violent Predator Act. For Hecht, the legislation has personal meaning.
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by DON AINES | May 14, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com "Reprehensible," "evil," "monster" and "rapist" were some of the words used to describe Douglas Paul Wingert by his own defense attorney, who argued in Franklin County Court that his client was guilty of several crimes, but not attempted rape. The 39-year-old Harrisburg, Pa., man on Thursday was found guilty of trying to rape a 21-year-old teacher and related charges of terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, simple assault and indecent assault.
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