A Tamaqua man was one of 12 defendants who were sentenced in the Schuykill County Court on criminal charges, including a Shenandoah man who got a long state prison term for sexual assault.

Hubert W. Budd, 18, of 431 Glenwood Avenue, entered a general guilty plea to charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller to serve 12 months on probation, pay $100 to the Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) fund, must continue with his treatment for drug abuse, and obtain a mental health evaluation. Budd was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Anthony Stanell, last December at his home.

Jonathan Michael Binns, 38, Shenandoah, who had pleaded guilty last Jan. 20 to rape of a child was sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin to serve 10 to 20 years in a state correctional facility with credit for serving 623 days in the county prison. He was diagnosed by state sex offender's assessment board to be a sexually violent predator.

The judge also ordered he also must register as a sex offender under Megan's Law for life and abide by sex offender conditions pertaining to minor children and when released from prison must register his home address with the state police. Binn was cited by Trooper John Powis and it involved 10 and 11 year old children.

James Andrew Polusky, 21, Mahanoy City, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass on property of Bradley Siesko, 27 Mahanoy Avenue, Hometown, Rush Township, last Oct. 16 and was sentenced by Judge Jacqueline Russell to serve a probation period of 23 months, pay $50 to CJEA fund, perform 20 hours of community service, and make restitution of $180 to the victim. Polusky was cited by Rush Township Patrolman Corey Herring.

Nadine M.Ortez-Belaus, 45, Pottsville, entered a general plea to six counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance at her home at 606 E. Norwegian St., was placed on strict probation for12 months by Judge Miller, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, make restitution of $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab, and $20 to Pottsville Police Departmet Drug Task Force.

Daren Nevin Levan, 45, Hamburg, who pleaded guilty last Dec. 21 to sex abuse of children and whose sentence was deferred until now so that he could be evaluated by a state sex offenders assessment board.

He was sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes to serve six to 23 months in the county prison with credit for serving 394 days followed by seven years of probation on a charge of endangering welfare of a child. On a charge of furnishing alcohol beverages to a minor was fined $1,000. He also must pay $50 to the CJEA fund, must register as a sex offender under Megan's Law for life, undergo drug and alcohol evaluation, and must register his address with state police. Levan was cited by Trooper John Sloboda.

Trent Jason Jacoby, 32, Schuylkill Haven, formerly of Tamaqua, pleaded guilty to charges of theft and was sentenced by Judge Damalakes to serve 12 months on probation which begins after he completes five year probation sentence on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. He also must pay $50 to the CJEA fund, and make restitution of $450.09 to Amanda Trankle and $50 the district attorney's office. Jacoby was cited by Schuylkill Haven Patrolman Warren G. Firing.

Rina Marie Sementilli, 31, Pottsville, pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced by Judge Dolbin to serve nine to 23 months in the county prison with credit for having served 86 days. On a charge of DUI of alcohol and driving while her operating privileges were suspended was given a concurrent sentence of 30 to 60 days in the county prison, fined $2,000, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA fund, attend alcohol highway safe driving school, receive outpatient treatment, and make restitution of $180 to Schuylkill Medical Center. She also must make restitution of $4,600 to Michael Teauge. Sementilli was cited by Pottsville police.

Charles D. Henderson Jr., 31, Kulpmont, pleaded guilty to two counts of retail theft of 399 items from Walmart Store, Saint Clair, was given credit by Judge Russell for serving 43 days in the county prison and was released on parole for 23 months, pay $100 to CJEA fund, perform 50 hours of community service, and make restitution of $428 to Walmart.

Elizabeth N. Henderson, 20, Kulpmont, pleaded guilty to two counts of retail theft of 399 items with Charles D. Henderson from Walmart Store. She was sentenced by Judge Russell to serve eight days to 46 months on probation, pay $100 to CJEA fund, perform 50 hours of community service, and make restitution of $428 to Walmart. She also must enroll and complete the Retail Theft Diversion program and can not enter the Walmart Store in Saint Clair.

Randal Lamar Fisk, 25, Saint Clair, pleaded guilty to retail theft of 16 items from Walmart Store in Saint Clair and was sentenced by Judge Russell to serve 23 months on probation, pay $50 to CJEA fund, perform 20 hours of community service, and make restitution of $165.66 to the store. Fisk also must enroll and successfully complete the Retail Theft Diversion Program and have stay away from the store.

Danielle Marie Toomey, 39, Old Forge, pleaded guilty to theft of merchandise from Sears Store, Schuylkill Mall, and was sentenced by Judge Russell to serve two weeks to 23 months in the county prison, pay $50 to CJEA fund, perform 20 hours of community service, and make restitution of $356.99 to the store. Toomey also must have no contact with the store.

Jeremiah John Ruscavage, 32, Schuylkill Haven, pleaded guilty to theft of steel pipe belonging to Yuengling Brewery and was sentenced by Judge Russell to serve 38 days to 23 months in the county prison, pay $50 to CJEA fund, perform 20 hours community service, and make restitution of $1,000 to the brewery. Ruscavage was cited by Port Carbon Chief Jon J. Bowman.

Each defendant must also pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.