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Posted on: June 24, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Willow Street Sex Offender, 61, Sentenced for Filming Sex Abuse of Girl

Dennis Mowday

A Willow Street man will serve at least 4 ½ years in prison – 20 years of supervision overall – for his second conviction of sexual abuse.

Dennis Mowday, 61, recently pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court to five felonies regarding abuse of a 17-year-old girl in 2014 and 2015. Mowday filmed some of the sexual abuse.

In exchange for the guilty plea, Mowday was sentenced to the following:

- 4 ½ to 15 years in prison
- Followed by 5 years of probation
- Registration under Megan’s Law for the rest of his life
- Additional sex offender conditions, which include counseling/treatment and limitations on use of electronic devices (computers, etc.)

Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker accepted terms of the plea agreement, which was arranged by Assistant District Attorney Janie Swinehart.

Police became aware of the recent crimes after Mowday’s employer found evidence among Mowday’s belongings that he was abusing a girl. The employer contacted police.

Mowday, who recently lived in the first block of Beaver Valley Pike, was convicted in 1995 of sex abuse of a child.

West Lampeter police Detective Jere Schuler filed the recent charges.

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