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PETER KELLY

A 56-year-old Mehoopany man was sentenced to at least a year in state prison for an indecent assault of juvenile female in 2015 and 2016.

Peter Kelly, of Bridge Road, appeared before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff Wednesday and said, “I’d like to apologize to the family and I regret that it happened. I’m sorry.”

According to court records, two alleged victims came forward, but the sentence is based on a plea agreement of only a single assault.

The victim said she was inappropriately touched by Kelly four times- once in 2015 when she was 12 and the others after her 13th birthday and into 2016.

Police became aware of the alleged incidents after one of the girls spoke to a church leader in May of 2017 about believing she had been raped the previous year at a local residence.

The alleged victim told the Children’s Advocacy Center in Montrose that Kelly rubbed his hands up and down her thigh as well as buttock, breast and stomach.

His attorney, Steven Franko said that his client was not a violent person, and supported a wife and family.

Judge Shurtleff, however, said the offense required a 15-year registration as a sex offender under the Adam Walsh Act.

“Do you understand what that means?” the judge asked.

Kelly said, “Yes sir.”

He told Kelly, who had 201 days credit in the county jail, that he would be transported to Camp Hill for processing in the near future.

Other sentences handed down Wednesday in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas:

*Mary Violette Atticks, 32, of Dalton, was sentenced to 5 years standard intermediate punishment commencing with 90 days house arrest and a $1,500 fine for DUI, second offense, on Oct. 22, 2017.

*Rosann Garrrahan Bardzel, 62, of Ocala, Fla., was sentenced to 8 days-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for simple assault on Dec. 1, 2016.

*Michelle Suzanne Billets, 32, of Hop Bottom, was sentenced to 3-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on July 26, 2017.

*Anthony Dale Biondollo, 30, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 6-24 months in state prison and a $500 fine for flight to avoid apprehension on Oct. 2, 2017.

*Margo Ann Brown, 46, of Forkston Township, was sentenced to 6-36 months in state prison, a $500 fine, and $259.53 restitution for retail theft on Feb. 5, 2018.

*Kyle Christopher Cunningham, 24, of Plains, was sentenced to 9 days-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI on June 18, 2016.

*Ricky Kenneth Davis, 38, of Factoryville, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for defiant trespass on Aug. 8, 2017.

*Brett Anthony Dymond, 34, of Laceyville, was sentenced to 6 months intermediate punishment commencing with 30 days house arrest and a $1,000 fine for DUI, second offense, on June 11, 2017.

*Shawn Patrick Fiorentino, 42, of Wysox, was sentenced to 16-36 months in state prison and a $500 fine for possession of a controlled sybstance on July 22, 2016.

*Christopher J. Ford, 31, of Nicholson, was sentenced to 6 months intermediate punishment commencing with 30 days house arrest and a $1,000 fine for DUI, second offense, on Dec. 3, 2017.

*Daniel Mark Jones Jr., 22, of Forty Fort, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for disorderly conduct on Sept. 4, 2017.

*Joseph Paul Leon, 21, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 2-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Jan. 3.

*Sean Francis Owens, 48, of Nicholson, was sentenced to 12-60 months in state prison and a $1,500 fine for DUI, second offense, on May 14, 2017; and to 3-6 months in state prison and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on July 23, 2016, with sentences to be served consecutively.

*Toni Marie Place, 31, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to 6 months intermediate punishment commencing with 30 days house arrest and a $500 fine for DUI, second offense, on Aug. 20, 2017.

*Brandon K. Pope, 29, of Pittston, was sentenced to 72 hours-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on Aug. 17, 2016.

*Valente Velasco Ramirez, 33, of Taylor, was sentenced to six months probation and a $500 fine for DUI on Sept. 5, 2016.

*Cameron Michael Rought, 20, of Jamison, was sentenced to 72 hours-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on Sept. 25, 2016.

*Jason Clayton Salsman, 20, of Falls, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for for possession of drug paraphernalia on Aug. 23, 2017; and to a fine of $300 for small amount of marijuana on Sept. 5, 2016.

*Kory Dean Sorensen, 31, of Springville, was sentenced to 3-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on Aug. 10, 2017.

*Ramona Elizabeth Strebby, 54, of South Auburn, was sentenced to 65 days-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for terroristic threats on Jan. 28.

*Iolaus Luc Trowbridge, 21, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to 9-23.5 months in county jail followed by two years probation and a $500 fine for statutory sexual assault on Nov. 29, 2016; and to 3-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for indecent assault on Nov. 29, 2016, with sentences to be served concurrently.

*Jason Kyle Vandermark, 34, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 9-36 months in state prison and a $500 fine for terroristic threats on Feb. 3; to 9-24 months in state prison and s $500 fine for recklessly endangering another person on Feb. 3, with sentences to be served concurrently; and to a $200 fine for driving while operating privilege suspended on Feb. 3.

*James Zachary Walters, 23, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 90 days-23 months in county jail followed by 37 months probation and $1,500 fine for DUI of a controlled substance, second offense, on April 15, 2017; and to 12 months probation, a $500 fine, and $1,575 restitution for fleeing or attempting to elude officer on April 15, 2017, with sentences to be served concurrently.

*Bryce Patrick Warner, 21, of Montrose, was sentenced to 5 years standard intermediate punishment commencing with 90 days house arrest and a $1,500 fine for DUI of a controlled substance, second offense, on May 2, 2017.

*Jeffrey J. Zick, 36, of Hop Bottom, was sentenced to 6 months intermediate punishment commencing with 30 days house arrest and a $1,000 fine for DUI, second offense, on Nov. 1, 2017; and to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Nov. 1, 2017, with sentences to be served consecutively.