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Posted on: November 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] GUILTY: Judge Convicts Manheim Man of Indecent Assault of Boy


A Manheim man was convicted this week in Lancaster County Court of indecent assault of a child regarding an incident seven years ago in East Lampeter Township.

Ronald Koleda, now 63, was found guilty Tuesday afternoon, following a two-day trial.

Lancaster County Judge Merrill Spahn Jr. convicted Koleda Tuesday about 3:15 p.m., following 35 minutes of deliberation.

At the verdict, Spahn raised Koleda’s unsecured bail to $200,000, adding conditions which include a no-contact order.

Judge Spahn will order sentence after a background check is completed.

Assistant District Attorney Jennifer L. Ponessa, who won the conviction, presented evidence that Koleda molested the boy in 2010, when the boy was six years old.

The boy eventually disclosed to family and a doctor that Koleda touched him when Koleda had them play the “winkie game” at a home on Dolly Lane.

The indecent assault charge is a first-degree misdemeanor.

East Lampeter Township police Detective Scott Eelman filed the charge.

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