A Palmerton woman on Thursday pleaded guilty in Carbon County Court to statutory sexual assault stemming from an Aug. 8, 2011 incident involving a 12-year-old boy.

Kayla Pearl Ashner, 20, admitted her guilt to Judge Joseph Matika. The charge was filed by state police at Lehighton. The assault happened in the area of W. Stagecoach Road in Towamensing Township.

Sentencing is deferred pending a pre-sentence investigation and a sexual evaluation.

Patrick Kelly, of Lansford, admitted on June 26 to taking his year-old baby on a motorcycle ride. The baby did not have a helmet or other safety gear. He was charged with endangering a child. Matika sentenced him to 4-23 months in jail, with credit given for the 135 days he's already served.

Kelly, who has a long history of mental health problems and often fails to follow through with medication, must have a drug and alcohol evaluation, and comply with mental health treatment. He was also sentenced to take a parenting class.

Kelly told Matika that what he did was "stupid."

In other matters, Matika sentenced Kelly to a $25 fine for improperly operating a motorcycle, and fined $100 for harassment.

Kelly also had his probation revoked on a previous case, and was sentenced to six to 12 months in jail, with credit for 149 days. The sentences will be served concurrently, and Kelly also must pay court costs and fees.

Others entering guilty pleas were:

Joshua Albani, 26, of Minersville: Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on July 13 at Hickory Run State Park, Kidder Township. The charge was filed by a park ranger. Albani was involved in an accident and, at the time, had an active arrest warrant for escape, issued by Lehigh County.

Albani also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, theft, receiving stolen property and disorderly conduct.

Matika deferred sentencing pending a pre-sentence investigation.

Alan James Arthofer, 22, of Bowmanstown: Theft, receiving stolen goods, DUI and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident on July 23. The charges were filed by state police at Lehighton.

Matika deferred sentencing.

Chad Robert Mack, 23, of Aquashicola: Theft and receiving stolen property stemming from the same July 23 incident involving Arthofer. Matika sentenced Mack to pay restitution totaling $1,924.55 to the victims; serve two to 12 months in jail, with credit for 80 days; perform 50 hours of community service and have a mental health evaluation. He must also pay court costs and fees. Matika merged the penalties for the receiving stolen property charge.

Cory Daniel Amann, charged with escape. Matika sentenced him to 12-24 months in state prison, but gave him credit for 91 days served. He also must perform 100 hours of community service, and pay court costs and fines.

Erik Charles Corby, 31, of Palmerton: Driving Under the Influence, stemming from an incident on July 23, 2011, along Lehigh Avenue in Palmerton. The charge was filed by state police at Lehighton. Corby had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15, almost twice the legal limit.

Matika deferred sentencing.

Scott Joseph Gernert Jr., 20, of Slatington: possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from an incident on May 28 at Route 209 and Canal Street after a traffic stop. The charge was filed by Nesquehoning police.

Matika agreed to place Gernert in the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) program, for first-time offenders, for one year. He must also perform 50 hours of community service, and have a drug and alcohol evaluation.

Matthew Giambona, 19, of Coaldale: Impersonating a police officer on Feb. 22 along Route 54 at the Schuylkill County line. Charges were filed by Nesquehoning police. Matika agreed to place Giambona on ARD for two years. He must perform 100 hours of community service.

"I would suggest that you consider the academy next time," Matika told him.

Nancy Ann Hides, 46, of Bensalem, Bucks County: Driving Under the Influence of a controlled substance on Oct. 21, 2011 on Homestead Lane, Towamensing Township. The charge was filed by state police at Lehighton.

Matika sentenced Hides to 72 hours to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, 25 hours of community service and suspended her license for one year. She also must pay court costs and fines, and abstain from alcohol and drugs. She was also fined $25 for careless driving.

Robert Joseph Holliday, 28, of Bowmanstown: Theft, stemming from a March 23 incident in Palmerton. Holliday stole five brass tubular chimes, valued at $6,250, from the front of Trinity Lutheran Church. The chimes were in front of the church because they were being sold.

Matika deferred sentencing pending a pre-sentence investigation.

Kevin Joseph Tansley, 25, of Palmerton: Holliday's accomplice. Matika deferred sentencing.

Dawna Lee Jones, 37, of Palmerton: Possession of drug paraphernalia on March 23. The charge was filed by the Office of the Attorney General agents. The illegal activity took place at 109 S. Fireline Rd., Lower Towamensing Township.

Matika sentenced Jones to six months probation and she must pay court costs and fees, perform 25 hours of community service, and continue with drug and alcohol treatment.

Randy Scott Klingle, 43, and Shawn Steven Klingle, 31, both of Palmerton: Simple assault, on March 19 at 3370 Forest Inn Rd., Lower Towamensing Township. The charges were filed by state police at Lehighton.

Matika agreed to place both men in the ARD program. They also must pay a total of $2,528.24 in restitution; perform 50 hours of community service; take anger management classes; pay court costs and fees and have no contact with the victim.

Matthew Luke Leonard, 44, of Pottsville: DUI and false reports to law enforcement authorities on Dec. 3, 2011. The charges were filed by Summit Hill police. Leonard also refused to take a field sobriety test, for which he will also lose his license for a year.

Matika deferred sentencing.

Elizabeth A. Malarkey, 21, of Palmerton: Persistent disorderly conduct on April 18. The charge was filed by Palmerton police following an incident in the area of South Third Street at the baseball field.

Matika sentenced Malarkey to pay $300.02 restitution, one year of probation, 50 hours of community service. She must also have a drug and alcohol evaluation and get anger management counseling. Malarkey also must pay court costs and fees.

Steven M. Mika, 26, of Lehighton: Simple assault and criminal trespass on June 11 at 228 Canal Rd., Franklin Township. Charges were filed by Franklin Township police.

Matika sentenced Mika on the trespass charge to 100 hours of community service, two to 23 months in jail, with 57 days credit; have a drug and alcohol evaluation and no contact with the victim. On the assault charge, Mika must serve one to 12 months in jail and perform 100 hours of community service. He must also pay court costs and fees. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Steven Richard Swartz, 24, of Palmerton: Possession of drug paraphernalia on April 22, 2011, at Canal Lock 7, Franklin Township. Charges were filed by a state Fish and Game Commission officer. He also pleaded to Seasons, Sizes and Possessions Limit violations for leaving his fishing gear unattended.

Matika sentenced Swartz to six months probation, 25 hours of community service on the possession charge, and a $50 fine on Seasons and Sizes violation. He also must pay court costs and fees.

Ian Niles Thrasher, 36, of Summit Hill: Possession of drug paraphernalia on June 30 after a vehicle stop on Route 902 by Summit Hill police.

Matika sentenced Thrasher to six months probation and 25 hours of community service. He must also abstain from drug and alcohol use.

Ronald E. White, 24, of Nesquehoning: Possession of drug paraphernalia on Dec. 17, 2011, in the area of 23 E. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning. Charges were filed by Nesquehoning police.

Matika sentenced White to six months probation, 25 hours of community service. He also must abstain from drugs and alcohol and undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation.

Daniel Albert Yeakel, 31, of Weatherly: Simple assault on March 18 in the area of 200 Hudsondale St. The charge was filed by Weatherly police.

Matika sentenced Yeakel to six months probation, restitution of $3,000 and have no contact with the victim. He also must pay court costs and fees and perform 25 hours of community service.