Man gets up to 30 years for child sexual abuse


A Lancaster County man will serve at least 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl for about 10 years.

Joseph Valentin Jr., 36, of West Lampeter Township, pleaded guilty Friday to rape of a child and related charges, the district attorney’s office said.

Under a plea agreement, he will serve 15 to 30 years in prison, followed by 20 years of probation, for the abuse in Lancaster and East Lampeter Township.

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