11 - 14 - 2013 Convicted Richfield man receives state prison sentence.
Snyder Co. DA Mike Piecuch announced yesterday that 22-y/o Edward Owens of Richfield received a negotiated sentence of 21 - 48 months in state prison on Tuesday. This, following a plea to statutory assault & conviction of having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 16 in September of last year. Piecuch said, “Laws against sexual contact with minors are there for a reason… I am pleased to have resolved this case with a proper amount of accountability and without the trauma of having the victim testify at a trial.” Owens was sentenced by Judge Michael T. Hudock. Under Pennsylvania law, he will remain incarcerated in state prison for at least 21 months before becoming eligible for parole.