Gordon man pleads guilty to charges involving indecency
SUNBURY - A Gordon man charged with having indecent contact with a 7-year-old girl in Elysburg in December 2012 pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanors of indecent assault and indecent exposure.
Christopher Michael Turofski, 19, of Gordon Street, will be sentenced within 90 days by Northumberland County President Judge William H. Wiest after entering the plea.
Turofski also was ordered to undergo a sexual offenders assessment evaluation.
A felony offense of corruption of minors will not be prosecuted.
The defendant was represented by county public defender Paige Rosini. First assistant district attorney Ann Targonski represented the commonwealth.
Turofski is charged by Ralpho Township Cpl. Bryon Chowka with kneeling over the head of a 7-year-old girl and exposing his genitals as she was sleeping in a relative's home on Shamokin Avenue.
Police said Turofski, during an interview with a state trooper Aug. 13, admitted committing the act.
The misdemeanors each carry a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine. The felony offense carries a maximum penalty of seven years incarceration and/or $15,000 fine.
The defendant was committed to Northumberland County Prison after previously being incarcerated at Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville on similar charges filed by Butler Township police relating to incidents at a Gordon home between Jan. 1 and July 2, 2013. Police said the victims were 12 and 8 years of age at the time. The 8-year-old victim is the same girl Turofski is accused of indecently assaulting in Ralpho Township.