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December 1, 2012

City man sentenced for rape of child

NEW CASTLE — A North Hill man accused of molesting a child will serve up to five years in the county jail.

Robert Thomas Kasperowski Sr., 59, of 224 E. Wallace Ave., who in June pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault of a child less that 13 years of age, was sentenced Thursday by Lawrence County Judge J. Craig Cox, to serve 20 months to five years in the Lawrence County jail with credit for two days served on the first plea.

On the second indecent assault plea, he was sentenced to five years probation, with credit for more than 200 days served, to run on a consecutive basis with the first sentence.

Kasperowski was initially charged with multiple counts of rape of a victim less than age 13, statutory sexual assault, involuntary sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault of a victim less than age 13, and indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age.

In October the Sexual Offender Assessment Board, following a hearing, classified Kasperowski as a sexually violent predator.

Police said the assaults began in 2001 and continued for several years.

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