A Tower City man, who pleaded guilty for possessing child pornography, received a jail sentence from a Schuylkilll County judge and two Tamaqua men had bench warrants vacated.

Christopher M. Romberger, 21, apologized to the court for his actions and expressed regret for hurting people and spoke how he ruined his life by losing a good job.

Romberger had pleaded guilty to 10 counts of sexual abuse of children and was sentenced by President Judge Willliam E. Baldwin to serve 11 1/2 to 23 months in the county prison. He was cited by Cpl. Paul Smith, Reading state police barracks, who charged that Romberger possessed 10 movie files and 15 image of underaged children engaged in simulated sex acts.

Vacate warrants

James Owens II, of 13 Piersol St., Tamaqua R.D., had a bench warrant issued on Feb. 26, 2009, for failing to keep a court date vacated by Judge D. Michael Stine after a hearing held in court. His bail foreiture was set aside and Owens was remanded to the county prison in lieu of $2,500 cash bail. He was cited by Sgt. Richard Weaver, Tamaqua police, on Feb. 18, 2008, and charged with simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

Craig York, 25, of 216 Hunter St., Tamaqua, had his bench warrant issued May 25 vacated by Stine and he was remanded to the county prison in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. York was cited by Cpl. Henry Woods, Tamaqua police, with sexual abuse of children by possessing child porno.

Retail theft

Rachel Ann Fidler, 27, Frackville, was sentenced by Judge Baldwin on two counts of retail theft from Boscov's Store, Fairlane Village Mall, Pottsville, to serve 18 months on probation, pay $100 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account and all costs of prosecution.