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A 54-year-old Susquehanna County man could face 20 years in prison and $25,000 in fines after pleading guilty Friday to a lone count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child in Wyoming County dating back to August 2006.

Edgar Joseph Southworth Jr., of 5314 Main St., Kingsley, had originally been charged with 12 counts each of rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, and corruption of minors in addition to single counts of endangering the welfare of children and indecent assault of a person less than 13 for incidents between August 2006 and January 2007.

But in a plea deal worked out between Southworth’s attorney, Timothy Michaels, and Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell, he only faces one charge.

According to a police criminal complaint filed by Tpr. Christopher Higdon, the incidents happened while the girl was in Southworth’s care at a home in Lemon Township.

The case was opened in early March when the girl revealed to a counselor that she had been molested years earlier by someone she had known.

According to the complaint, the alleged victim said Southworth would tell her “this was all a dream,” and not to tell anyone or she would get in trouble.

Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff asked Southworth if he understood that he would also likely face lifetime registration as a sexual predator, and he nodded his head affirmatively.

The judge said Friday that Southworth would be sentenced at a later date.

Southworth is free on $75,000 bail and is to have no contact with the victim.

Others entering pleas before Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff on Friday morning:

*Deborah Marie Arnold, 37, of Dallas, pleaded guilty to retail theft on Jan. 31; and to DUI, second offense, on Feb. 5.

*Joshua Robert Bartron, 38, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking on June 16, 2017.

*Dominick Joseph Brooks, 23, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to fleeing or attempting to elude officer on Feb. 9.

*Justin Joseph Brower, 19, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to simple assault on Sep. 21, 2018.

*Steven Douglas Cornelius, 64, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to unsworn falsification to authorities on July 22, 2017.

*William Thomas Dannunzio, 38, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on Feb. 12, 2017; and to simple assault on Feb. 11, 2017.

*Gregory Dmohoski, 30, of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance on Oct. 26, 2018; and to possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 26, 2018.

*Andra L. Evancavitch, 26, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person on Oct. 27, 2017; and to false reports to law enforcement on Oct. 27, 2017.

*Steven Eugene Fenster, 38, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance on Dec. 7, 2017.

*Shane Jeremiah Garey, 46, of LeRaysville, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance, second offense, on April 26, 2015.

*Dakota Charles Heintzelman, 21, of Lehighton, pleaded guilty to DUI of a controlled substance, with a minor in the vehicle on May 23, 2018.

*Brock Nathan Hite, 30, of Towanda, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on Nov. 12, 2018.

*Samantha Lynn Lacey, 20, of Mehoopany, pleaded guilty to simple assault on Aug. 19, 2018.

*Daniel Christopher Lee, 33, of Belair, Md., pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on Mar. 7, 2018.

*Bryanna F. McAllister, 32, of Dalton, pleaded guilty to simple assault on Jan. 30.

*Brendan James Milliron, 23, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to theft by deception on July 27, 2017; and to DUI of a controlled substance on Dec. 2, 2018.

*Kenneth Jordan Nestorick, 33, of Nicholson, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on July 30, 2018; and to careless driving on July 30, 2018.

*Jerry Lee Nichols Jr., 37, of Nanticoke, pleaded guilty to terroristic threats on July 7, 2018.

*Cory Dean Potter, 39, of Warren Center, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass on Feb. 10, 2018.

*Rhyce Matthew Rakochy, 34, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI on Mar. 22.

*John David Saul Sr., 44, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to simple assault on April 29; and to harassment on April 29.

*James Matthew Weidner, 35, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Aug. 8, 2018.