A former Willow Street public servant will serve up to 20 years in prison for sex abuse of several children, dating back to 1997.
Stanley K. Todd, 29, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lancaster County Court to numerous counts of sex abuse regarding five victims.
Todd will serve 10 to 20 years in state prison, in accordance with a plea agreement arranged by Assistant District Attorney Christopher Sarno.
Todd, standing before County Judge David Ashworth, apologized to the victims, saying he hopes to “correct” himself in state prison, according to Sarno.
Only one victim appeared in court. She addressed Judge Ashworth, saying the abuse, in 2008 and 2009, affects her marriage and she hasn’t been able to keep a job.
Todd, of Millwood Road, must register his whereabouts with state police, under Megan’s Law, for the rest of his life.
Todd was a juvenile when some of the illegal conduct happened; the victims were all under 18.
Todd was formerly a member of West Willow Fire Company. Anthony Todd, formerly a high-rank official at the department, is charged with not reporting some of the abuse, which he allegedly had knowledge of. His case is pending.
Southern Regional police Cpl. Robert Burger and Officer Dianne Carter filed charges, along with West Lampeter police.
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