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Middletown man receives prison for crimes with child younger than 13

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 6/13/18

A 73-year-old Middletown man was sentenced to six months in Dauphin County Prison on June 1 after he pleaded no contest March 9 to indecent assault of a person younger than 13 years old.

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Middletown man receives prison for crimes with child younger than 13

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A 73-year-old Middletown man was sentenced to six months in Dauphin County Prison on June 1 after he pleaded no contest March 9 to indecent assault of a person younger than 13 years old.

Paul E. Billow Jr., also was sentenced to three years of intermediate punishment by Judge Richard Lewis after Billow also pleaded no contest March 9 to corruption of minors, according to online court documents.

After six months in county prison, Billow is to serve three months on work release followed by six months on house arrest, including three months on electronic monitoring.

After the three years of intermediate punishment, Billow is to serve four years on probation for pleading no contest to indecent exposure.

Lewis also ordered Billow to perform 300 hours of community service, provided the location is one where children are not present, according to online court records.

Other charges that had been filed against Billow were withdrawn, including rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, and contact/communication with a minor related to sexual offenses.

Police arrested Billow on the charges on April 4, 2014. According to arrest papers police filed at the time, Billow allegedly molested a 4-year-old girl on New Year’s Day 2006 and continued molesting the girl through the end of 2010.