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Man convicted on child sex charges in Pike County sentenced

A convicted child molester was sentenced to 14 to 28 years in state prison.

BUSHKILL, Pa. — A Pike County man guilty of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl was sentenced to jail time on Thursday.

A judge handed Morris Beverly, 55, of Bushkill, 14 to 28 years behind bars. 

According to officials, in 2016, the teen girl told a relative that Beverly was molesting her. After an investigation, he was arrested.

Last November, a jury found Beverly guilty of sexual assault, corruption of minors, and other related charges.