Crime

Blair County man sentenced in peeping, assault case

A Blair County man will spend at least three years in state prison for attacking a police officer after being caught peeping into the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl in State College.

Prosecutors said that Dirk P. Millmore, 63, has been sentenced to serve three to 10 years in prison on charges of aggravated assault, a felony, and indecent exposure, loitering and prowling, all misdemeanors.

Millmore was found prowling outside a McKee Street home in March, peering into the window of a young girl’s room.

A neighbor spotted Millmore prowling outside the home and called police. When they arrived, officers found Millmore hiding in shrubbery.

He ran from police and, after a brief chase, tried to hit an officer in the head with a piece of lumber. The officer was able to wrestle the board from Millmore and, with the help of other police officers, take the man into custody.

Prosecutors said the girl reported seeing what she believed to be camera flashes outside her window on separate occasions in the weeks leading up to the incident.

“Given this defendant’s prior encounters with the law and his actions that night, he clearly presented a danger to our community when he chose to peer into the bedroom of a child under cover of darkness,” District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said in a statement.

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