A Wyoming County man faces 18-44 years in state prison after being sentenced Wednesday morning to rape of a child and other sex offenses.

Joshua M. Raymond, 29, of Laceyville, made no comment as he appeared before President Judge Russell Shurtleff on Wednesday, but his attorney Deborah Albert-Heise did.

She acknowledged her client had issues that needed to be addressed, and because he had been in jail since September of 2012, “he’s had plenty of time to think about his actions.”

But, she also acknowledged that he had a zero prior record, and asked the court to consider running whatever sentences were imposed on the four charges facing him concurrently.

District attorney Jeff Mitchell objected, noting that Raymond violated the child while her mother was working and trusting that he could provide care.

“His actions are reprehensible, they occurred on separate dates and I’m asking for consecutive sentences,” Mitchell said.

On the charge of rape, Raymond was sentenced to 10-20 years in state prison with lifetime registration as a sexual offender under the Adam Walsh act.

For aggravated indecent assault he faces 5-10 years; and for each of two counts of indecent assault, he faces 18 months to seven years.

Raymond had been sentenced a year earlier to 20-40 years in prison on similar charges, but Albert-Heise appealed the matter on a technicality and gave all indications the case would go to trial, until this past February when the alleged victim made it clear she was prepared to take the witness stand.

 

OTHER SENTENCINGS

 

Others sentenced on Wednesday:

Chris Anthony Brown, 33, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 6-23.5 months in county jail, a $500 fine and $350 restitution for possession of drugs with intent to deliver on March 5; and to 12 months probation for possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 27, 2013, with sentences to be served concurrently

Daniel Jay Davis, 41, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to a $300 fine for harassment on Sept, 10, 2013.

John Severn Dimmick Jr., of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 30 days-6 months in county jail and a $750 fine for DUI, second offense on Oct. 27, 2013.

Shaina Virginia Dziki, 19, of Factoryville, was sentenced to 38 days-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for possession of a controlled substance on Oct. 12, 2013.

Ricky Lynn Eisenbarth II, 31, of Mehoopany, was sentenced to 2-6 months in county jail and a $!,500 fine for DUI on June 22, 2013.

John Michael Fabiseski, 42, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 16-60 months in state prison, a $500 fine and $1,000 restitution for criminal mischief on Jan. 26; to 72 hours-6 months in county jail and $1,000 fine for DUI on Jan. 26; to 12 months probation for recklessly endangering another person on Jan. 26; and to 12 months probation for recklessly endangering another person on Jan. 26. Sentence to be suspended while Fabiseski enters 24 months of Drug Treatment Court.

James Demetrious Goida, 50, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to six months probation and a $300 fine for DUI on Aug. 12, 2013.

Timothy Carl Lukasewicz, 52, of Tunkhannock was sentenced to five years probation commencing with 90 days house arrest and a $1,500 fine for DUI, second offense, on Aug. 24, 2013.

Levi Joseph McDermott, 23, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 30-69 days in county jail and a $300 fine for disorderly conduct on Oct. 30, 2012.

Timothy William Pazienza, 23, of Dalton, was sentenced to six months probation, commencing with 30 days house arrest and a $1,000 fine for DUI on Oct. 27, 2013.

Donald Irwin Pirches II, of Parkesburg, was sentgenced to 16-48 months in state prison, and a $1,000 fine for criminal conspracy to commit theft by deception on Sept. 3, 2013.

Orlando R. Rivera, 53, of Endicott, N.Y., was sentenced to 18-60 months in state prison, a $1,000 fine and $250 in restitution for possession with intent to deliver on July 24, 2012.

Kaitlyn Marie Shinn, 27, of Springville, was sentenced to 6-23.5 months in county jail a $500 fine and $350 in restitution for possession of drugs with intent to deliver on March 15.

Jason Ellis Storm, 34, of Scranton, was sentenced to 72 hours-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI on May 4, 2012.

Wayne Vonahrens, 24, of LaPlume, was sentenced to 3-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for flight to avoid apprehension on March 13; and 12 months probation and a $500 fine for theft by deception on May 27, 2013, with sentences to be served concurrently

John Christopher Walter, 21, of Mehoopany, was sentenced to 159 days-12 months in county jail, and a $500 fine for possession of a controlled substance on July 29, 2013; to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 12, 2013; and to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Feb. 20, with sentences to be served concurrently.

Alexander Nicholas Lee Ward, 20, of Sardis, Ohio, was sentenced to 49 days-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI on Dec. 14, 2013

Alton Bernard Warren, 38, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 54-120 months in state prison, a $2,500 fine and $280 in restitution for delivery of a controlled substance on March 20, 2012.

 

NO SHOW

 

Douglas Michael Lakowitz. 54, of Springville, was on the docket to be sentenced to for DUI, second offense, on Feb. 2; but he did not show up, and Judge Shurtleff ordered a bench warrant for his arrest.