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Man Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Charges

April 2, 2019

WILKES-BARRE — A Doylestown man pleaded guilty Monday to child sex charges alleging he molested a 15-year-old girl. Jay Elwood Conden, 24, pleaded guilty to felony counts of statutory sexual assault and child pornography in exchange for prosecutors dropping seven other charges against him. Luzerne County Judge Michael T. Vough accepted the plea and set sentencing for July 12. According to the Bucks County Courier Times, Conden used Facebook to solicit revealing photos from the girl, who lives in Kingston. Conden also travelled to Kingston to engage in sexual encounters with the girl, the report said. Conden will be required to be evaluated by the state Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. Vough ordered him remanded pending sentencing. — JAMES HALPIN