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Snyder County man gets long prison term for rape of child

Published June 29. 2011 05:02PM

A Selinsgrove man received a 20 to 80 year sentence for rape of a nine year old McAdoo child and a Lansford man a sentence of one two years for burglary, in sentences handed down by Schuylkill County judges. Both previously had entered guilty pleas to the charges.

David H. Miller, 22, was sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes for the rape charges and John Elvin Bartenope, 34, of 43 Centre St., Lansford, was sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller.

Miller had entered guilty pleas to 59 charges brought by McAdoo Patrolman Robert Minnick. He received the prison sentence of 10 to 40 years on two counts of rape of a child, with the terms running consecutive. He also received concurrent sentences on charges of aggravated indecent assault, endangering welfare of a child, statutory sex assault, corruption of a minor, indecent assault.

He also was classified by the court as a sexually violent predator and must register under Megan's Law for life. Miller is currently in the state prison at Camp Hill serving a sentence imposed by Snyder County Court. The sentence imposed by Judge Domalakes will commence at the expiration of the sentence he is now serving. The rape occurred in 2006.

Bartenope entered guilty pleas to burglary of a trailer owned by Tammy Blew and David Davenport, Pottsville, which was located at 25 Blew Lane, Rush Township, with two juveniles. He was sentenced to serve one to two years in a state correctional institution, pay a fine of $200 and pay $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account. Bartenope was cited by Rush Patrolman Brian Thompson.

Guilty verdict

John Joseph Guman, 49, Girardville, who had been found guilty by a jury last March of indecent assault of a person under age 13 and corruption of minors was sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin to serve 21 to 42 months in a state correctional institution. He received credit for serving 325 days in the county prison. Guman was cited by Minersville Patrolman Richard C. Clink.

John W. Kriete, 31, Girardville, pleaded guilty to stealing electrical services from a PPL pole located near his home and was sentenced by Judge Miller to serve 12 months on probation, pay $50 to CJEA, and make restitution of $812.28 to the electric company.

Maria Fontanez, also known as Layla, 37, of Reading, pleaded guilty to prostitution while working at a spa establishment in North Manheim Township. She was sentenced by Judge Domalakes to serve one month probation, pay a fine of $250, $50 CJEA and $130 to district attorney's office. She was cited by detectives from the district attorney's office.

Kyle Andrew McDaniel, 34, Pottsville, pleaded guilty to charges of delivery of a controlled substance in Pottsville and attempting to flee or elude police and was placed on probation for 38 months by Judge Miller, pay $100 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, and $100 to CJEA.

On a charge of driving while his license was suspended was fined $200 and violating a stop sign fined $25 plus $100 costs. He was cited by Pottsville police.

Cory Edward Sorokach, 23, Orwigsburg, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and was placed in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) to serve six months on probation with the first 25 days under house arrest with electronic monitoring. He also was fined $750, pay $100 to SAE fund, $50 to Catastrophe fund, attend alcohol highway safety school, complete intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment, license suspended 12 months and when restored to install an ignition interlock on his car for 12 months.

On a charge of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic was fined $25 and not wearing a seat belt fined $10 plus $100 costs. Sorokach was cited by Trooper Eric Reber when stopped on Hemlock Drive in North Manheim Township.

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

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