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Posted on: July 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Landisville Woman Jailed up to 9 Years for Repeated Contact with Sex-Abuse Victim

Rikki Salzman

A Landisville woman will serve at least 3 more years – and up to 9 years – in prison for repeatedly contacting the victim of a child sex-abuse conviction.

Rikki Salzman – also known as Rikki Straley - was convicted in 2014 of institutional sexual assault and related crimes for abuse of a 17-year-old boy at a Millersville placement home.

Salzman, 33, was sentenced to periods of house-arrest, parole and probation, and to have no contact with the victim.

She has repeatedly broken the no-contact order.

Soon after sentencing, the victim was found at Salzman’s home.

Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely ordered a prison sentence for that violation and another violation from March 18, when a police officer found the victim in a vehicle with Salzman.

Salzman has been in prison since then, and will serve 3 to 9 more years in state prison, according to Knisely’s order on Wednesday morning.

Knisely specifically ordered that Salzman serve the sentence in Cambridge Springs (Crawford County), the farthest possible state prison location from the victim.

In a memo filed prior to sentencing, Assistant District Attorney Karen Mansfield referred to Salzman “as manipulative as any sex offender that’s come before this court.”

Since being jailed in March, Salzman made at least 25 phone calls directly to the victim, or through a third party, the memo states.

Salzman also wrote numerous letters to the third party in which she outlines plans to “get one over on the system” and have contact with the victim, the memo states.

In court Wednesday, Mansfield told Judge Knisely that Salzman had no intentions of following the no-contact order and still doesn’t.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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