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GEORGE DEITER

TUNKHANNOCK - A 49-year-old Noxen man was sentenced Wednesday to 6-15 years in state prison for possessing and disseminating child pornography.

George Lee Deiter, of Wilson Road, appeared before President Judge Russell Shurtleff in Wyoming County Court in a case that was prosecuted by the state attorney general’s office.

According to court records, on July 26, 2017, the AG’s office received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that images allegedly depicting child pornography were being accessed by a computer with an Internet Protocol address that was eventually linked to a computer at a Noxen residence.

A search warrant was executed Jan. 23, 2018, at the Noxen address, where authorities located Deiter who told them he had been staying there off and on for years.

At the time, a computer and hard drives were seized.

Soon after, he was charged with four counts of disseminating photographs or films depicting child sex acts, 55 counts of possessing child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.

He was sentenced to a $500 fine and 42-120 months in prison for disseminating film of sex acts involving children which court records show he did via Microsoft Skype software.

He also was sentenced to a $500 fine and 30-60 months in state prison for each of five counts of child pornography.

The sentence from the first count of child porn is to be served consecutive to the dissemination charge; and the four other child porn charges were to be served concurrently.

Deputy Attorney General Michelle Laucella said the state’s sexual assessment board did not find Deiter to be a sexually violent predator, but he still had to register for 25 years as a sexual predator.

Deiter apologized to the judge for what he called “a one time thing for which I take responsibility.”

Laucella argued, however, that what Deiter did happened over multiple times and was not isolated.

Judge Shurtleff also ordered that Deiter was to have no access to the internet as well as no contact with children. He was given credit for 442 days already spent in the Wyoming County jail

Other sentences handed down by Judge Shurtleff in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday, April 10:

*Daniel Blaine Adams Jr., 26, of Wysox, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for unsworn falsification to authorities on June 9, 2018.

*Christopher Allen Buckas, 48, of Scranton, was sentenced to 7-18 months in county jail and a $500 fine for receiving advance payment for services and fails to perform on May 3, 2017.

*Kimberly Sue Cragle, 48, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to 6 months intermediate punishment commencing with 30 days house arrest and a $1,000 fine for DUI on March 24, 2018; and to 6 months intermediate punishment commencing with 30 days house arrest and a $1,000 fine for DUI, second offense, on Oct. 13, 2018, with sentences to be served consecutively.

*Kimberly Ann Eastwood, 43, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 15-60 months in state prison and a $500 fine for corruption of minors on Jan. 1, 2012. She also faces a 15-year requirement to register as a sexual predator.

*Kenneth James Fenton Huntingcut, 28, of Dushore, was sentenced to 9-18 months in county jail and a $500 fine for possession with intent to deliver on April 19, 2018; and to 1-5 months in county jail and a $500 fine for terroristic threats on Aug. 3, 2018, with sentences to be served consecutively. He also faces 1-5 months and a $500 fine for simple assault on Aug. 3, 2018, with that sentence to be served concurrently.

*Kellie Ann Gillette, 47, of Nicholson, was sentenced to 2-18 months in county jail and a $500 fine for flight to avoid apprehension on Aug. 4, 2018.

*Tonya Louise Harrison, 42, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 12-23 months in county jail followed by 37 months probation and a $1,500 fine for DUI of a controlled substance, second offense, on April 11, 2018; and to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 9, 2018, with sentences to be served concurrently.

*Courtney Lynn O’Hara, 32, of Factoryville, was sentenced to 72 hours-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on Feb. 17, 2018.

*William David Poltersdorf, 30, of Milford, was sentenced to 29 days-6 months in county jail and a $500 fine for DUI with accident on Oct. 20, 2018.

*Mark Anthony Rohan, 36, of Mehoopany, was sentenced to 5-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered on June 26, 2017; and to 2-11.5 months in county jail and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on June 26, 2017, with sentences to be served consecutively.

*Andrew Lee Shaver, 21, of Noxen, was sentenced to 12 months probation, a $500 fine, and $30 restitution for theft by unlawful taking on Oct. 15, 2016.

*Joshua Andrew Thomas, 28, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 9-60 months in state prison and a $500 fine for contraband on Aug. 6, 2018; and to 2-12 months in a correctional facility for theft by unlawful taking on Feb. 15, 2018, with sentences to be served concurrently.

*Billie Jo Warner, 39, of Susquehanna, was sentenced to 14 days-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for false identification to law enforcement on May 19, 2018.

*Dustin Wayne Brian Williams, 28, of Factoryville, was sentenced to 18 months probation and a $500 fine for endangering the welfare of children on Oct. 27, 2017.