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Latrobe man sentenced in sexual assaults of teen

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Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A Latrobe man was sentenced Monday to serve up to three years in prison for a sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

Michael Jacobs, 21, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of statutory sexual assault for his relationship in 2011 with the then 14-year-old girl.

Police said Jacobs confessed to two sexual encounters with the girl, including once in her Latrobe area home.

Westmoreland County Judge Debra A. Pezze agreed to impose the terms of a plea bargain calling for Jacobs to serve a minimum of 18 months in prison.

Jacobs was given credit for time served in jail since June 2012, while awaiting trial. As a result, he could be released in about six months.

Pezze ordered Jacobs to have no unsupervised contact with minors and to register his address with police for 25 years as a sex offender under the state Megan's Law.

Judge Rita Hathaway ruled last year that Jacobs was competent to stand trial.

Psychiatrist Francis Daly testified during a hearing that Jacobs has mental retardation and “intermittent explosive disorder,” which would not hinder Jacobs' ability to understand court proceedings or to assist in his defense.

 

 
 


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