Judge imprisons man for assault of asleep woman
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP – A Greenville man has been sent to prison for 4 to 8 years for sexually assaulting a woman while she slept.
Daryl E. Cameron, 52, of 49 Clarksville St., pleaded guilty Sept. 16 to a charge of aggravated indecent assault. He was sentenced Tuesday by Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas R. Dobson, and given credit for 337 days in jail.
Cameron was a guest in the victim’s home Feb. 25 in the sub-100 block of District Road, Delaware Township, and they slept on opposite parts of a couch, state police said.
Cameron removed some of the woman’s clothing without her permission or knowledge and assaulted her, police said. He stopped when the woman’s grown daughter came into the room and saw him, police said.
The victim said she had taken “numerous medications that made her incapacitated and unaware of the defendant’s actions,” police said.
Cameron admitted knowing that the woman was taking medications because of car accidents, police said.
Man jailed on charge of sexual abuse of children
FARRELL – A Farrell man was given a short jail sentence with a long tail for performing sex acts in front of a webcam for girls while viewing them as they did the same.
Dennis E. Schwartz Jr., 31, of 518 Emerson Ave., was sentenced Tuesday by Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas R. Dobson to 9 months to 1 1/2 years in jail followed by 8 1/2 years’ probation. He pleaded guilty in September to a charge of sexual abuse of children.
The Sexual Offenders Assessment Board found that Schwartz was not a sexually violent predator, but he still must register as a sex offender for 25 years under Megan’s Law.
Fire in rental house displaces tenant
SHARON – Fire at about 2:15 p.m Wednesday damaged a rental house at 810 Spruce Ave. in Sharon, but caused no injuries, fire Capt. Brian Scarmack said.
A maintenance worker using a heat gun to thaw a frozen water line apparently started the fire that burned through a first-floor ceiling and into a second-floor bathroom of the wood frame house, he said.
John Cianci, who owns the house, told firefighters it is insured.
Scarmack said fire and water damage have left the house uninhabitable for now at the order of fire Chief Terry Whalen.
Sharon and Farrell firefighters were at the scene until about 4 p.m.
Clyde Phillips, the tenant who rents the house, is receiving American Red Cross emergency assistance, said Leslie Kaluzne, the agency’s disaster program specialist.
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