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Richfield man pleads guilty to unlawful contact with a minor

Fogle to face five years’ probation, must register as a sex offender for 10 years

From staff reports

MIFFLINTOWN — A Richfield man who pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of unlawful contact with a minor stemming from a pair of incidents in 2002 and 2003 was sentenced last week in the Juniata County Court of Common Pleas, according to Juniata County District Attorney Cory Snook.

Justin Robert Fogle, 44, was sentenced by Juniata County President Judge Kenneth Mummah to five years of probation. Fogle also must register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law for the next 10 years and is to have no contact of any kind with the victim.

Fogle was initially charged in December 2018 after police said he went to the Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown station and reported that he had sexually assaulted two young females between March 2002 and December 2003.

Troopers interviewed a then-32-year-old woman and a then-33-year-old woman, who confirmed Fogle’s reports, according to a report from state police. Fogle was 26 years old at the time of the first incident and 27 years old at the time of the second incident.

Fogle had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault in January, but later withdrew those guilty pleas. The two indecent assault charges have since been withdrawn.

Fogle was represented by attorney Mark Zearfus Sr., of Hollidaysburg.

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