A Lancaster man was recently sentenced for groping a woman he didn’t know in February - five years after he was charged in similar incidents near McCaskey High School.
Luis R. Diaz-Baez was released from prison after serving three months, according to a judge’s order, and will serve 20 months on parole.
He also must register his whereabouts with police, under Megan’s Law, for the next 15 years, according to Assistant District Attorney Christopher Sarno, lead prosecutor.
Diaz-Baez, 31, previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of indecent assault without consent. He was sentenced last week by Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker.
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Lancaster city police charged Diaz-Baez with fondling a 22-year-old woman he didn’t know, over her clothes, in the 100 block of Sherman Street.
Surveillance cameras recorded parts of the incident, showing Diaz-Baez, the woman, and his vehicle. That evidence would have been presented at trial.
Diaz-Baez was arrested in 2010 in connection with a series of gropings of McCaskey High School female students, near the school. He eventually pleaded guilty to harassment.
Lancaster city police Detective Heather Halstead filed charges.
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