Teen admits bringing gun onto school property

Plea also entered in sex assault

BY STACI WILSON

 

William Weida

William Weida

An 18-year-old Kingsley man admitted that he brought a shotgun to the Mountain View High School property in November and that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl in December.
Williams Robert Weida entered guilty pleas to a misdemeanor count of possession of a weapon on school property and one felony count of corruption of a minor in Susquehanna County Court on Friday.
Two other theft cases also lodged against Weida were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Weida has agreed to make restitution to the victims in both of those cases.
He faces a maximum of 12 years in prison on the charges.
According to court documents, students at Mountain View reported seeing Weida, who graduated from the school in June 2012, with a gun in the parking lot at about 3 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2012, just before he got into an argument with an ex-girlfriend. The girl told police she did not see a weapon but later learned he had a gun with him.
The corruption of minors charge is a Megan’s Law offense. Weida was ordered by President Judge Kenneth Seamans to undergo an evaluation by the Sexual Offenders Assessment board within 90 days to determine if he is a sexually violent predator.
He admitted to having sexual contact with the teen, Dec. 17-18, on roadways located in Harford Twp.
In court documents, the victim told police she never wanted to have any type of sexual relationship with Weida and only did so out of fear.
The Susquehanna County Independent does not identify the victims of sexual assault.
Weida has been held on bail in the Susquehanna County Correctional Facility since his Dec. 19, 2012 arrest.
He is scheduled to be sentenced April 18.