Man charged with sexually assaulting girl, 13, gets 15 to 30 months in prison
SUNBURY - A 34-year-old Shamokin man charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Coal Township was sentenced Monday to 15 to 30 months in state prison on a felony offense of endangering the welfare of a child.
Shaine M. Wyland was given the state prison term approximately one month after Northumberland County President Judge Robert B. Sacavage postponed the sentencing when debate arose over whether the defendant was required to register with state police as a sexual offender for 15 years upon his release from jail.
The judge ruled Monday that Wyland is not required to register in accordance with the Adam Walsh Act that was passed into law in December.
Last month, Sacavage deferred sentencing because he wanted to be certain the defendant was not prejudiced in any way.
Wyland, who was represented by Attorney Scott McIntosh of Royersford, Montgomery County, also received a concurrent sentence of 9 to 24 months on a corruption of minors charge, which merges with the felony offense for sentencing purposes.
The judge ordered Wyland to pay a total of $500 in fines plus costs of prosecution and other fees, and to avoid all contact with anyone under the age of 18, with the exception of his 16-year-old son, unless approved by supervisory authority.
Sacavage gave Wyland credit for 131 days previously served in Northumberland County Prison.
The judge ordered Wyland, who had been released from prison after Sacavage reduced his bail from $200,000 cash to $20,000, was ordered to begin his sentence March 12.
Additional felonies of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and aggravated indecent assault were not prosecuted.
McIntosh and First Assistant District Attorney Ann Targonski, who prosecuted the case, reserved comment after sentencing.