Crime

Milesburg man sentenced to 75 to 150 years for child sex offenses

Edward Geier
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A Milesburg man who was convicted of more than 1,000 counts of child sex abuse was sentenced Monday.

Edward A. Geier, 41, was sentenced to 75 to 150 years in prison for child sex abuse against three children. He was sentenced by President Judge Thomas King Kistler and will serve his sentence in state prison, according to a release.

Geier is also required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, formerly known as Megan’s Law, for life.

On Aug. 10, 2014, state police at Rockview found a child walking alone along state Route 45 in the dark. Police were later told by the child about four years of molestation.

According to court documents, the child was taken to the Children’s Advocacy Center for an interview. State police forensic services discovered bodily fluids in the child’s bedroom. Tests showed a mixture of the child’s and Geier’s DNA, police said.

Geier was arrested on Feb. 24, 2015, and charged with more than 1,000 counts including rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person younger than 16, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, sexual assault, corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person younger than 13 years of age and indecent assault of a person younger than 16 years of age.

District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said in court that in 14 years Geier attacked three minors and was not safe to be released into society again. The court agreed.

“These crimes literally rob children of the joy and natural trust children should be able to experience when they are growing up,” Parks Miller said. “Knowing juries believe them in these cases is so helpful to their healing process, and we are happy they are on their way to a full and happy life.”

Shawn Annarelli: 814-235-3928, @Shawn_Annarelli

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