A man who in September pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two of his daughters was ordered yesterday to serve five years of probation and pay his daughters' medical bills.
Carroll Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns imposed a suspended five-year sentence on the 40-year-old Glen Rock, Pa., man and ordered him to pay nearly $9,000 in medical and counseling fees his daughters have incurred.
The sentence wasn't a surprise to the man or his victims, who knew of the case's disposition when he pleaded guilty to child abuse, fourth-degree sexual offense and assault. Prosecutors dropped the remaining six counts as part of the plea deal.
"I don't want to see him go to jail," said his 17-year-old daughter. "I just want to see him admit he did this to us."
According to court records, the man had sexual intercourse with the girl and had sexually abused her then 6-year-old sister at the family's Westminster home.
He was arrested in May 1993 and charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sex offenses and other counts. On Sept. 26, he entered his guilty plea in exchange for the suspended sentence and probation.