Man sentenced in sexual assault case

LEWISTOWN — Max Brooks, 29, of Three Springs, was sentenced Friday by President Judge David Barron to serve a minimum of 30 months and a maximum of six years in a state correctional institution, after pleading guilty in June to statutory sexual assault.

According to court documents, Brooks was arrested in June 2017 by Pennsylvania State Police Huntingdon as a result of a criminal complaint from the father of a 14-year-old female. According to court documents, the juvenile’s father contacted PSP Huntingdon in September 2016 because he, and the juvenile’s mother, discovered their daughter was pregnant and that the juvenile said Brooks had “raped” her twice in July 2016 while she and her family were at the Aqueduct Family Campground. In June 2017, a paternity test was conducted on the, then, 3-month-old infant, determining that Brooks was the father of the juvenile’s infant, which led to Brooks’ arrest, arraignment and confinement to Mifflin County Correctional Facility.

Brooks has a time-served credit of one-year and 71 days, making him eligible for parole in December 2019. Following his incarceration, Brooks was sentenced to three years probation and is financially responsible to pay a $300 fine plus the costs of prosecution. The Sexual Offender Assessment Board determined that Brooks is not a sexually violent predator, however Brooks’ sentence included a requirement for him to register as a Tier III sex offender, upon release. According to www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us, any person convicted with a Tier III sexual offense is placed on the Lifetime Registration.

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