A Pequea Township man convicted of child sex abuse will serve another prison term for again breaking court orders.
Frederick Townsend was sentenced in 2014 to 1 to 2 years in prison, plus 5 years of probation, for abusing a girl at his wife’s daycare in New Providence.
Within days of being paroled, he violated by being in contact with children – and was jailed for another 4 months.
On Friday in Lancaster County Court, Townsend, 57, pleaded guilty to felony violations of Megan’s Law: having an email address and Facebook profile without telling police.
He will serve 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison, according to Assistant District Attorney Janie Swinehart, who arranged the plea agreement.
Townsend, as part of the sex-abuse conviction, is required to register his whereabouts and online activity, with police, under Megan’s Law.
Southern Regional police Cpl. Robert Burger filed the recent charges.
The abuse happened at a daycare facility on Sawmill Road. The 11-year-old victim was not a client there.
The wife was not involved in the abuse and was not charged.
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