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Posted on: January 5, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Strasburg Man Starts Prison Term for Sexual Abuse of Teen Girl at Sleep-Over

A Strasburg man began a prison sentence Monday for sexually abusing a teenage girl during a sleep-over last year.

Charles F. Sargent recently entered into a plea agreement in which he’ll serve 1 to 2 years in Lancaster County Prison, followed by 7 years of probation.

Sargent, 41, also must register his whereabouts with police, under Megan’s Law, and is forbidden from having contact with the 16-year-old victim, according to Assistant District Attorney Christopher Sarno, who prosecuted the case.

Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker, who accepted the plea agreement, allowed Sargent to report to prison after the holidays; Sargent did that on Monday.

Sargent pleaded guilty to three counts, one felony, for sexually abusing the victim, who was at his home on White Oak Road in April 2015 for a sleep-over with friends.

As part of sentence, Sargent isn’t allowed to have unsupervised contact with children, aside from his biological children.

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Nelson Renno filed charges.

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