The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Homepage

December 12, 2013

Pa. man gets up to 10 years for sex with teen

SCRANTON — A northeasternern Pennsylvania man is going to prison after admitting to carrying on a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports that Lackawanna County Judge Vito Geroulo sentenced Haen Peter Ayala on Wednesday to five to 10 years in prison. Ayala pleaded guilty in August to aggravated indecent assault of a person younger than 16 and simple assault.

Police learned of Ayala’s relationship with the teen in May when police say Ayala assaulted his wife after she accused him of having the affair and confronted him with text messages between the two.

Old Forge police charged the 31-year-old Ayala in June.

Defense attorney David Cherundolo says Ayala’s past includes childhood sexual abuse and drug use, but says Ayala takes responsibility for what happened.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Tribune-Democrat News Slideshow
Latest News
Local News
Sports

Features
Multimedia
Featured Ads
Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Front page
Front page
Poll

Do you think that Jack Williams will get the 270 signatures from city residents needed in order to have a referendum placed on a municipal ballot to have the city's pressure test mandate repealed?

Yes
No
I'm not sure
     View Results
House Ads
Order Photos


Photo Slideshow