SUNBURY - A Coal Township man accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last summer will begin serving his 3 to 23-month county prison sentence Aug. 4.

Northumberland County President Judge William H. Wiest imposed the sentence on Kevin C. Glazik, 36, of 510 N. First St., who once again expressed deep remorse for his actions.

Glazik received the prison sentence on a felony of unlawful contact with a minor and two years consecutive probation on a misdemeanor of indecent assault. He was given credit for 22 days previously served in prison and ordered to comply with Megan's Law registration requirements for the remainder of his life.

Glazik, who was deemed not to be a sexually violent predator, also was ordered to undergo DNA testing, pay $200 in fines and costs and to refrain from any contact with the victim and other minors.

A felony of aggravated indecent assault was not prosecuted.

Glazik's mother, Margie Glazik, who lives with the defendant and suffers from various illnesses including arthritis, urged Wiest to show leniency in his sentence.

Mrs. Glazik, who walked slowly to the defense table using a quad cane, stated, "I know my son has to do his time for this. But he's my right arm. The arthritis and other ailments have taken a toll on my body and I appreciate if he doesn't have to go to jail for too long."

In addition to arthritis, Mrs. Glazik said she has hearing problems and must undergo an eye operation.

Delay requested

The defendant, who was represented by public defender Melissa Norton, told the court, "I'm sorry for everything. My mind wasn't there. It was stupid of me. I wish I could take everything back that happened last year."

Norton told the judge her client has abided by his supervised bail conditions since his release from prison. Wiest granted Norton's request to delay commencement of the prison sentence by two weeks so Glazik can get his affairs in order and make sure his mother's medical needs are met.

Glazik was charged by Coal Township Detective Jeff Brennan with 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.

Glazik was jailed until his bail was lowered Oct. 1 from $75,000 cash to unsecured.

His guilty plea hearing was continued in March, January and December at the request of Norton, who sought additional time for review and also the release of discovery evidence from then first assistant district attorney Ann Targonski, who is now district attorney.

Assistant district attorney Michael Toomey represented the commonwealth at sentencing.