Man enters guilty plea to corrupting a minor
Judge sentences Oschea to 5 years on supervision
A 21-year-old Duncansville man entered a guilty plea on Thursday to corruption of a minor as the result of his relationship with a 13-year-old girl that occurred more than three years ago.
David C. Oschea was 18 years old when he was home on leave from the military in December 2017.
While on a week’s leave, it was alleged that he fondled and had sex with a 13-year-old.
He was initially charged with statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of a minor and indecent assault of a person less than 16 years old.
The charges were waived to the Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 17 2020, and on Thursday, the case came before Blair County President Judge Elizabeth A. Doyle.
According to an agreement that was presented to the judge, Oschea pleaded to a charge of corruption of a minor, a third-degree felony.
The judge placed him on supervision for five years.
However, his plea means that he will initially be required to register as a sex offender with the state police for 15 years.
Blair County Public Defender Russell Montgomery said that the Oschea case still must be reviewed by Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offenders Assessment Board to determine if he is a sexually violent predator, which is a characterization of a defendant who is apt to offend again.
If he receives that classification, Oschea would be required to register with police for life.
Judge told Oschea that while he did not receive jail time for his relationship with the child, he must strictly comply with Pennsylvania’s registration laws.
Failing to register with police is a felony offense, and she told Oschea, “You won’t be able to avoid jail time if you don’t register.”
She told him if he is charged with failing to register, there’s very little that can be done to keep him from being sentenced to a state correctional institution.
The victim was not present during Oschea’s appearance in court.
He was accompanied by his family.