A prison inmate serving time for rape of a child will get no relief from his original sentence, after his case was remanded for re-sentencing.
Jeremy H. Barney, 41, was sentenced in 2014 to 20 to 40 years for rape and other sexual abuse of a boy in Manheim Township in 2008.
Barney’s original sentence involved a mandatory minimum term, so his case was remanded for re-sentencing. The Pennsylvania Superior Court has deemed such sentences unconstitutional.
At a recent re-sentencing hearing in Lancaster County Court, President Judge Dennis Reinaker ordered a 20-to-40-year sentence, noting he was not invoking mandatory minimums.
The president judge said the terms he ordered on charges of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and unlawful contact with a minor were within state sentencing guidelines.
Assistant District Attorney James Reeder, who prosecuted Barney, also represented the Commonwealth at the re-sentencing hearing.
Manheim Township police filed charges in the case.
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