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BRUCE CAREY

A 29-year-old Pittston man was sentenced to 28-84 months in state prison for communicating inappropriate information separately to a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old female.

President Judge Russell Shurtleff asked Bruce J. Carey of Morgan Lane if he understood that he faced lifetime registration as a sexually violent predator under the Adam Walsh Act.

Carey said he did.

He also faces $1,000 fines for the two incidents.

According to court records Carey is alleged to have exchanged pictures with the two Tunkhannock Area Middle School girls using instant messenger software applications known as Kik and Whisper via a tablet or cell phone.

Both teens alleged to authorities that they received explicit verbal messages that were “highly sexual in nature” from Carey, as well as nude photos of himself to both girls.

He initially told the girls via his messaging conversations that he was 17, even though he was actually 29.

At some point the conversations made it clear he was aware the girls were 13 and 14.

In both cases, the girls were asked for pictures, and the older one noted, “I figured that if I sent one he would stop asking. And that was not the case, It only made him ask for more.”

Other sentences handed down in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday, March 14:

*Darrell R. Andras, 41, of Mehoopany, was sentenced to 2-12 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for simple assault on Oct. 29, 2016.

*Raymond Lewis Belcher Jr., 40, of Mehoopany, was sentenced to 6 months standard intermediate punishment commencing with 30 days house arrest and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on Sept. 29, 2017.

*Garrett Leslie Bellas, 24, of Monroe Township, was sentenced to 6 months standard intermediate punishment, commencing with 30 days house arrest and a $500 fine for DUI on Feb. 26, 2017; and to 6 months standard intermediate punishment and a $750 fine for DUI, second arrest, on Aug. 6, 2017.

*Jonalynn Biros, 21, of Oneida, was sentenced to 123 days-12 months in county jail, and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Nov. 19, 2016.

*Dustin Kenneth Boner, 29, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 3-6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on June 30, 2017.

*Dale Christopher Brown, 46, of Laceyville, was sentenced to 11.5-24 months in state prison and a $500 fine for theft by unlawful taking on Sept. 15, 2017.

*Christopher Gregory Carbone, 38, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 5 years standard intermediate punishment commencing with 90 days house arrest for DUI of a controlled substance on Aug. 20, 2017.

*Bruce J. Carey, 30, of Pittston, was sentenced to 16-60 months in state prison and a $500 fine for criminal solicitation of statutory sexual assault on Sept. 1, 2016; and to 12-24 months in state prison and a $500 fine for corruption of minors on Aug. 1, 2016, with sentences to be served consecutively.

*Jonathan George Clemens, 32, of Scranton, was sentenced to 6-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for criminal trespass on Aug. 17, 2017.

*Stephen William Connolly, 33, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 9-24 months in state prison and a $500 fine for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Sept. 16, 2017; and to 3-6 months in state prison and a $1,000 fine for DUI on Sept. 16, 2017.

*Richard Allen Dunne Jr., 21, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to 6 months standard intermediate punishment commencing with 30 days house arrest and a $1,000 fine for DUI on April 13, 2017; and to 54 months standard intermediate punishment commencing with 90 days house arrest and a $1,500 fine for DUI, second offense, on June 20, 2017.

*Ryan James Fletcher, 30, of Taylor, was sentenced to 11-23.5 months in county jail and a $500 fine for corruption of minors on June 17, 2016.

*Carla Rae Forsyth, 47, of Wyalusing, was sentenced to 5 years standard intermediate punishment commencing with 90 days house arrest and a $1,500 fine for DUI, second offense, on May 5, 2017.

*James Clayton Gavek Jr., 38, of Monroe Township, was sentenced to a $300 fine for harassment on Aug. 28, 2016.

*Ronald Guy Giannetti, 52, of Falls, was sentenced to 3-12 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for simple assault on Aug. 12, 2017.

*Justin Honick, 21, of Clarks Summit, was sentenced to 5 years standard intermediate punishment commencing with 90 days house arrest and a $1,600 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on June 25, 2017.

*Travis Lynn Kellogg, 25, of Montrose, was sentenced to 12-16 months in state prison and a $2,500 fine for DUI, third offense, on June 17, 2015.

*Melissa Sue Murphy, 29, of Sugar Run, was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for possession of drug paraphernalia on Nov. 14, 2016.

*Michelle Lee Peterson, 33, of Meshoppen, was sentenced to 48 hours-6 months in county jail and a $500 fine for DUI on Nov. 11, 2016.

*Kim Marie Trindle, 39, of Sweet Valley, was sentenced to 29 days-12 months in county jail and a $500 fine for simple assault on Oct. 19, 2017.

Carrisa Mae Wademan, 30, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 5 years standard intermediate punishment commencing with 12 months house arrest and a $2,500 fine for DUI of a controlled substance, third offense, on April 29, 2017.

*Corey Richard Wilsey, 28, of Tunkhannock, was sentenced to 3 days to 6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine for DUI of a controlled substance on May 30, 2017; and to 12 months probation and a $500 fine for making repairs to or selling offensive weapon on May 25, 2017, with sentences to be served consecutively.

*Nathan Eugene Wilson, 18 of Northampton, was sentenced to 72 days-12 months in county jail. A $500 fine, and $950 in restitution for theft by unlawful taking on Oct. 7, 2017; and to a $500 fine for small amount of marijuana on July 10, 2017.

*Lori Lea Zacharias, 45, of Noxen, was sentenced to 10 days-12 months in county jail, a $500 fine, and $110 in restitution to WalMart for theft by unlawful taking on April 27, 2015.