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October 18, 2013

North Hill man sentenced for molesting two children

NEW CASTLE — A North Hill man will spend up to two years in jail followed by probation for molesting children.

David Michael Plohr, 44, of 135 E. Garfield Ave., was sentenced by Lawrence County President Judge Dominick Motto to serve six to 23 1/2 months in jail, followed by three years probation.

Plohr pleaded guilty to one count of corruption of minors.

In a separate incident involving a different victim, Plohr was sentenced by Motto to two years probation, to be served concurrently with probation imposed on the previous sentence.

That sentence followed a guilty plea to a charge of indecent assault.

Following his release from jail, Plohr will be required to register as a sex offender for 25 years under Megan’s Law.

In addition, he was ordered to undergo intensive sex offender therapy, to have no contact with the victims and to provide a DNA sample.

According to court records, in the first case, Pennsylvania state police charged Plohr with two counts each of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with minors, indecent assault and furnishing alcohol to a minor; four counts of corruption of minors and one count of distributing explicit sexual material to a minor.

In the second case, Plohr had been charged with indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor and two counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor.

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