Child pornographer sentenced

BY STACI WILSON

A Thompson man will serve at least nine months in a state correctional facility on child pornography charges.

Police discovered Danny Allen Burgess, 52, had on his computer 167 movies and 400 pictures, along with at least 6 DVDs, all containing children under the age of 16 engaged in prohibited sexual acts.

Burgess had pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual abuse to children in Susquehanna County Court.

He was sentenced by President Judge Kenneth Seamans on Thursday, Nov. 18.

Burgess received two concurrent sentences of nine to 30 months in prison and five years probation following the jail time.

Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the users of a peer-to-peer filing sharing network used to download child pornography. That investigation led Burgess’ arrest in April by Agent Derek Fozard, PSP, Computer Crime Unit.

Burgess admitted to the agent that he had used a file sharing network to download the pictures and videos.

Others sentenced on Thursday were:

Jason Brent Bush, 38, of Montrose, to 30 days to six months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Driving Under the Influence in Montrose Borough on May 29.

Samuel R Cicon, 33, of Gibson, to five days to six months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Driving Under the Influence in Harford Twp. on April 28.

Daniel Paul Tyler, 43, of Great Bend, to 90 days to 18 months home confinement for Driving Under the Influence in Great Bend Township on May 28.  Tyler also received 23 ½ months probation to run concurrent to the above sentence for Recklessly Endangering Another Person in Great Bend Twp. on May 28.

Richard Anthony Wheat, 28, of Palestine, Texas, to 30 days to six months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Driving Under the Influence in Lathrop Twp. on March 2.

Kimberly S. Dudek, 44 New Milford, to 90 days to 23 months home confinement for Driving Under the Influence in New Milford Borough on January 14.

Sean M Smith, Dickson City, to five to 18 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Burglary in Lenox Twp. on February 28.  Smith also received three years probation for Criminal Attempt/Burglary in Lenox Twp. on March 10.

John Richard Giddings, 27, of Union Dale, to five days to six months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Driving Under the Influence in Herrick Twp. on February 16.

Daniel Martinez, 34, of New Milford, to 10 days to 15 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officer in New Milford Borough on February 26.  Martinez also received 12 months probation to run concurrent to the above sentence for Harassment in New Milford Borough on February 26.

Joel B Lehr, Jr, 22, of Harpursville, N.Y., to six to 18 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Theft by Deception in Hallstead Borough on April 21.  Lehr also received six to 23 ½ months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Criminal Trespass in Forest City Borough on May 21. Lehr also received six to 23 ½ months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Theft by Unlawful Taking in Forest City Borough on May 21.

Thomas Elbert Doyle, 59, of Susquehanna, to three to 23 ½ months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Indecent Assault in Susquehanna Borough on July 24, 2009.

Geoffrey A Groover, 26, of Montrose, to six to 23 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Driving Under the Influence in Bridgewater Township on March 17.  Groover also received six to 23 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility, to run concurrent to the above sentence for Driving Under the Influence Montrose Borough on February 13.

Roger D Williams, 31, of Meshoppen, to 90 days to 15 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Driving Under the Influence in Springville on February 6.

David T Garrison, 48, of Nicholson, to 90 days to 15 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Driving Under the Influence in Bridgewater on March 17.

Joshua Michael Peters, 90 days to 15 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Driving Under the Influence in Silver Lake Township on July 31. Peters also received a fine for Disorderly Conduct on July 31. Peters also received six months probation to run concurrent with the above sentence for Driving Under the Influence in Liberty Township on September 1, 2009.

Matthew Dennis Deska, 20, of Dimock, to 30 days to 12 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Simple Assault in Brooklyn Township on August 28. Deska also received 12 months probation, to run concurrent to the above sentence, for Theft by Unlawful Taking in Brooklyn Township on August 28.

Zachary Thomas Wignall, 19, of Hancock, N.Y. to 12 months probation for Criminal Trespass in Susquehanna Borough on February 6, 2010.  Wignall also received nine months probation to run concurrent for Theft by Unlawful Taking in Susquehanna Borough on February 6.

Raymond A Depasquale, 30, of Pennsauken, N.J. to 10 to 23 ½ months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility, followed by five years probation for Theft by Deception in Brooklyn Township on May 3, 2009.

Rebecca Ann Collins, 21, of York, three to 23 months in Susquehanna County Correctional Facility for Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Susquehanna Borough on March 25, 2009.

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