Four Defendants Plead Guilty in Unrelated Sexual Offense Cases

CLEARFIELD – During Monday’s sentencing court, four defendants entered guilty pleas in unrelated sexual offense cases.

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  • Kenneth Henry Stover, 57, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated indecent assault of a child and corruption of minors for an incident in Gulich Township June 28. According to Stover’s affidavit, he touched a four-year-old girl’s private area and had her touch his genitalia.  Judge Paul E. Cherry sentenced him to 7.5 years to 15 years in state prison. Although he was found not to be a sexually violent predator after an evaluation, he must still register his address with authorities under Megan’s Law.
  • Edward Virgil Boyd, 30, of DuBois pleaded guilty to five counts of statutory sexual assault for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.  He was charged by Sandy Township police after the girl reported he had struck her in the head in November. While speaking with officers, she admitted the two were having an intimate relationship. Boyd was sentenced by Cherry to 12 months to two years in state prison with three years consecutive probation. Boyd was determined not to be a sexually violent predator, but he will have to register with authorities under Megan’s Law.
  • Travis Michael Quackenbush, 21, of DuBois was sentenced to six months to one year in the county jail and three years consecutive probation for misdemeanor indecent assault-person less than 13-years-old and indecent exposure. Police say he touched a six-year-old’s private area and had her touch his genitalia in July in DuBois. He was also evaluated and found not to be a sexual predator. He must register under Megan’s Law.
  • Lydia Mairka Opalisky, 21, of Curwensville pleaded guilty to felony statutory sexual assault. According to her criminal complaint, she performed oral sex on a 14-year-old boy in December of 2017. She was sentenced to six months to one year in jail and three years consecutive probation.
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