Mifflin man pleads guilty to endangering welfare of a child

37-year-old sentenced to maximum five years in SCI

MIFFLINTOWN — Charles Duncan Jr., 37, of Mifflin, pleaded guilty Monday to endangering the welfare of a child and violating probation.

According to court documents, Duncan pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person in March 2016 and was sentenced to confinement followed by probation.

In March 2018, Duncan supplied a juvenile victim with 250 mg of Tramadol, reportedly to alleviate the victim’s headache at the time, court documents indicate. Duncan also reported to police that he and the victim smoked marijuana after the victim took the Tramadol, according to court documents. Duncan related to police that he contacted the victim’s mother when the victim “began to act weird” and the mother called 911. The juvenile was treated for a possible overdose at Geisinger-Lewistown hospital, where the victim corroborated Duncan’s account of the incident, court documents state.

Duncan was sentenced to a minimum of time-served to a maximum of 23 months county incarceration for the probation violation and a minimum of two to a maximum of five years incarceration in a state correctional institution for the endangering a child’s welfare charge.