Judge sentences Duncannon man for corruption charges

MIFFLINTOWN — A Duncannon man convicted by a jury trial of charges related to unlawful contact with a minor was sentenced to 6 1/2 to 13 years in prison on Tuesday.

Ronald J. Moore II, 49, must register his name under Megan’s Law after a jury in September found him guilty of felony indecent assault of a person under 13, felony corruption of minors, felony unlawful contact with minors and two counts of misdemeanor indecent assault.

During the trial, a young victim and her family testified that Moore had inappropriately touched her and another victim between 2006 and 2011, when she was between the ages of 6 and 10.

Senior Judge Keith B. Quigley said Moore’s actions left a lasting impact on the victim, which was taken into account during sentencing.

“I believe you did commit the acts that got you into the position that brought you to this sentence today,” said Quigley. “The impact on the life of the victim is absolutely catastrophic.”

Prior to sentencing, Moore received support from several family members and friends who spoke on his character and asked the judge for mercy.

“I feel like my life is over,” Moore told the judge. “I’m sorry all this is happening. I’m sorry this has divided my whole family.”

Moving forward, Moore is not allowed contact with the victim’s family.

Moore’s attorney, Nancy Schrum, said she plans to file a post sentencing motion on Wednesday.

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