By eric Scicchitano

Staff Writer

eric_s@newsitem.com

SUNBURY - A Coal Township man accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last summer pleaded guilty Monday on two criminal counts.

Kevin C. Glazik, 36, of 510 N. First St., entered his plea Monday to felony unlawful contact with a minor and misdemeanor indecent assault. He is scheduled to be sentenced by President Judge William H. Wiest at 1:15 p.m. June 30 at Northumberland County Courthouse.

Glazik was accused of inappropriately touching the victim at his home July 27. He admitted his guilt and apologized during his arraignment Sept. 10 before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Shamokin.

The plea hearing had been continued in March, January and December at the request of Glazik's attorney, public defender Melissa Norton. She had sought additional time for review and also the release of discovery evidence from first assistant district attorney Ann Targonski.

Coal Township Detective Jeff Brennan filed the charges, including a felony count of aggravated indecent assault that may be withdrawn as a result of the defendant's guilty plea.

Glazik was jailed in Northumberland County Prison, Sunbury, for 21 days until his bail was lowered Oct. 1 from $75,000 cash to unsecured. He was instructed to avoid contact with the victim and all minors without supervision and to enroll in a counseling group.

Norton and Targonski did not return phone calls seeking comment.