SUNBURY — A 53-year-old Reading man was sentenced Monday by Judge Paige Rosini to 2 1/2 to 10 years in state prison on a felony of statutory sexual assault relating to incidents in Mount Carmel last year.

The sentence was imposed on Ricky Levengood, who already is deemed a sexually violent predator under Megan’s Law. Levengood, who was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus costs, pleaded guilty to the charge in November.

Levengood, who was represented by public defender John Broda, was charged by Mount Carmel Patrolman Justin Stelma with multiple felony offenses involving two incidents with a 15-year-old girl.

Levengood, who is incarcerated at Northumberland County Jail, will be transferred to a state prison in the near future.

Under a plea agreement with the district attorney’s office, additional charges of sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault without consent, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, indecent assault without consent and indecent assault with a person less than 16 years old were not prosecuted.

On two occasions, police reported Levengood is accused of having sexual intercourse with the victim in a wooded area. She told police Levengood told her he loved her and that they should have sex more often.

After the second incident, the victim said she blocked Levengood on her cellphone. The victim told police she was afraid to tell anyone about the incidents.

The assaults were reported to police by the victim’s guardian July 15, and the victim was interviewed July 20 at the Child Advocacy Center in Sunbury.

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