Grove takes plea deal in April sexual assault case

LEWISTOWN – A Milroy man accused of raping a 27-year-old woman was sentenced on a lesser charge Friday.

Jeffrey A. Grove, 50, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of indecent assault in April and was sentenced to serve 1 to 2 years in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility on Friday.

Grove forced himself on the victim on Oct. 28, 2013, at a residence in Armagh Township, police said.

The victim told police Grove entered her bedroom, held her down and forced himself on her, according to court documents.

Mifflin County District Attorney Dave Molek said the plea agreement was acceptable to the victim.

President Judge Dave Barron read Grove his requirements to register under Megan’s Law for the next 15 years.