A Schuylkill County judge came down hard on a Tamaqua man who had pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a 11 year old child by sentencing him to a long prison term.
On Monday Judge John E. Domalakes sentenced Joseph R. Delaney, 34, of 722 E. Broad St., Apt. 401, to serve 10 to 20 years in a state prison plus an additional five hears probation.
Delaney had entered a guilty plea to 18 criminal charges last April but sentence was deferred as the court ordered he be evaluated by the state's Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. The board's findings was positive.
Delaney must also pay $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, a $50 monthly supervision fee when released on parole/probation, when released from prison must register under the Megan Law as a sexual offender for life, and also keep the state police aware of his living quarters.
Delaney was sentenced to the long prison term on a charge of having involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child between May and November 2010 and an additional five years probation on a charge of indecent exposure. On a charge of indecent assault without consent he received a concurrent five years probation. On five other involuntary deviate sexual intercourse charges he received concurrent 10 to 20 years prison sentences. Six charges of indecent assault merged with the other charges as well as one count of corruption of minors.
He was cited by Tamaqua Cpl. Henry Woods.