Lower Windsor Twp. child molester pleads guilty

Liz Evans Scolforo | York Dispatch | 3:12 pm EDT September 10, 2018

A Lower Windsor Township man will spend years in state prison for sexually assaulting two children repeatedly.

Barry Lee Kauffman Jr., 40, of Wintergreen Lane, pleaded guilty in York County Court on Thursday, Sept. 6, to two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, according to court records.

Each first-degree felony count represents crimes committed against each child victim, according to Kyle King, spokesman for the York County District Attorney's Office.

Barry Lee Kauffman Jr.
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Sentencing is set for Dec. 18 before presiding Common Pleas Judge Gregory M. Snyder, court records state.

The judge ordered a sexual-offender evaluation be done on Kauffman under the state's Megan's law, according to court records. The state evaluation will determine whether Kauffman should be deemed a sexually violent predator.

As part of Kauffman's negotiated plea agreement, he is expected to be sentenced to 16 to 32 years in state prison, King said.

Defense attorney Heather Reiner said she cannot comment on the case until after her client is sentenced.

The background: Kauffman sexually abused a boy starting when the child was 5 years old, according to Northern York County Regional Police.

Police also charged Kauffman for sexually assaulting a girl when she was between 9 and 11 years old, documents state.

According to police, the assaults started in August 2009 and happened at locations in Conewago, Dover, Manchester and Lower Windsor townships.

Northern Regional Police started investigating in late February after being alerted to allegations made by the boy, according to court documents.

The boy told authorities Kauffman forced him to perform sexual acts and instructed him not to tell anyone, police have said.

Court documents indicate Kauffman was acquainted with one of the boy's parents.

The investigation by Northern Regional Police into assaults on the boy led them to a York County teenager who told them Kauffman also forced her into sexual acts.

Prior offenses: Kauffman's prior criminal record includes a guilty plea in 1998 to attempted statutory sexual assault, corruption of a minor and indecent assault.

He was ordered at that time to undergo sexual offender counseling, according to court records.

Kauffman pleaded guilty in 1990 to aggravated indecent assault without consent and was sentenced to 31 days in prison, court records state.

He is not listed as a sexual offender on the state's Megan's Law registry, but the charges to which he pleaded guilty on Thursday will put him on that registry.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

 

Originally Published 1:26 pm EDT September 6, 2018
Updated 3:12 pm EDT September 10, 2018
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