Hallstead man sentenced for sex offenses

A Hallstead man will serve time in the Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for the 2008 sexual assault of a minor in New Milford and the attempted abuse of children in February 2009 in Franklin Twp.

Brian Eugene Repchick, 38, was sentenced to 11-1/2 to 23 1/2 months on Thursday by President Judge Kenneth Seamans in the Susquehanna County Court of Common Pleas.
He also received seven years probation for possession of child pornography in connection with charges lodged against him in July 2009. The sentences will run concurrent.
Repchick attempted to take pictures of two juvenile females urinating. District Attorney Jason Legg said the technical charge was sexual abuse of children but the case actually dealt with the man’s attempt to produce child pornography – a Megan’s Law offense.
He was evaluated and determined to be a sexually violent offender by the Sexual Offender Assessment Board.
The statutory sexual assault was not a Megan’s Law offense, said Legg.
The child pornography case came along later, said the district attorney, when downloaded child pornography was discovered on a family computer.
Legg said the cases were resolved with plea agreements and the victims and their families were consulted and agreed with the proposed resolution.
“The sentences were within the standard range for all offenses,” said Legg, “even though it does not seem like a lot of time for the offenses”
Repchick apologized to the victims at the time of the sentence.
Others sentenced on Thursday included:
Kristy Skiro, 36, of Tunkhannock, to six months probation, for Driving Under the Influence in Springville on January 1.
Ashly Jack, 20, of Windsor, N.Y. to 2-1/2 to 23-1/2 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Hallstead Borough on July 15, 2009. The defendant also received 2 1/2 months to 23 1/2 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Hallstead Borough on July 15, 2009. Finally, Ms. Jack received 12 months probation to run consecutive to the above sentences for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Hallstead Borough on August 26, 2009.
Jeremy P Hunsinger, 28, of Towanda, to 45 days to 15 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility, for Criminal Trespass in Rush Township on May 7.
April Michele Kravchenko, 38, of Montrose, to six months to 23 1/2 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Acquiring or Obtaining Possession of a Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation in Susquehanna Borough on December 10, 2009.
Gabriel Maginley, 18, of Montrose, to 6 months to 23 1/2 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility, for Recklessly Endangering Another Person in Montrose Borough on April 17, 2010. Maginley also received 6 months to 23 1/2 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility, to run concurrent to the above sentence for Firearms not to be Carried without a License in Montrose Borough on April 17, 2010. Finally, Maginley received 2 months to 11 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility, to run concurrent to the above sentences for Receiving Stolen Property in Montrose Borough on April 4, 2010.