Indiana County man required to register as sex offender
Published: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, 4:51 p.m.
A 48-year-old Indiana County man will be required to register as a Megan's Law offender for 25 years under a plea deal reached Monday as his trial on rape and sexual assault charges was supposed to get under way, according to District Attorney Patrick Dougherty.
Rickey E. Grubbs, of Creekside, entered a no contest plea to a felony sexual assault charge filed by state police in Indiana for allegedly assaulting a 9-year-old girl three times over a six-month period.
In a no contest plea, the defendant does not admit guilt but won't contest the charges.
Jury selection for Grubbs' trial on multiple charges of rape, corruption of minors, sexual assault and indecent assault on a minor was supposed to begin Monday before President Judge William Martin.
Dougherty said Grubbs will be sentenced Dec. 16 by Martin. He faces a potential prison sentence of up to 10 years and a $25,000 fine.
In addition to the prison sentence, Dougherty said as part of the plea, Grubbs will have to register as a sexual predator under Megan's Law for 25 years after he is released.
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