BELLEFONTE — A Bellefonte man will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Onyx Mojica, 30, was in court for sentencing and sex offender hearings Tuesday after he pleaded no contest to indecent assault charges in June.
Judge Bradley P. Lunsford declared Mojica a sexually violent predator after he heard expert testimony from psychologist Bill Allenbaugh, who is on the state's Sexual Offender Assessment Board.
Allenbaugh said Mojica showed signs of an antisocial personality disorder, which is one of two criteria used to make the classification.
Mojica has been in the county jail since his arrest in January after a 12-year-old girl told police that he molested her over a period of four years, starting when she was 6.
He pleaded no contest to two indecent assault charges, and prosecutors in the Centre County District Attorney's Office withdrew 18 related counts as part of a plea deal.
Mojica will be released on the time he’s served so far — 253 days — and serve another six years’ probation.
His exact release date is not known yet.
As part of the sex offender classification, Mojica will have to register with police his address, his place of employment and any schooling he attends with state police.
He will also have to register any changes to those records.
Because Mojica was convicted of two offenses, he has to register for the rest of his life.
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