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Sex offender, robbers appear

Tuesday, November 1, 2005


A woman who had sex with a 15-year-old boy told police he assaulted her.
MERCER, Pa. -- In Mercer County Common Pleas Court on Monday, two men received prison sentences for a Sharon robbery, and a woman was sentenced for having sex with a minor.
Judge John Reed sentenced Thomas Mills, 19, of North Perry Highway, Mercer; and Randolph Scott, 17, of North Neshannock Road, Hermitage, for the Nov. 9, 2004, robbery of the Three By the River Complex, Connelly Boulevard, Sharon.
Scott was sentenced to two to four years followed by two years' probation, and Mills was sentenced to 23 months followed by two years' probation. Court documents state Scott pointed a .44 magnum pistol at the victim's head while Mills showed a .25-cal. pistol to the victim.
Sexual assault
Karen Dickson, 41, of Stambaugh Avenue, Sharon, was sentenced to six to 23 months in prison followed by two years' probation for statutory sexual assault, a felony, and making false reports, a misdemeanor.
Court documents state she had sex several times with a 15-year-old-boy and then falsely reported that he assaulted her. According to court documents, Dickson engaged in sexual intercourse with the boy on several occasions between November 2004 and February 2005 at her home. On March 10, 2005, she falsely reported to a Sharon police officer that the youth had sexually assaulted her.
Others sentenced
Several others were also sentenced. According to court documents:
UJon Howell, 29, of Hamilton Avenue, Farrell, was placed on one year's probation and ordered to make restitution for misdemeanor retail theft for stealing $23 worth of gasoline from a store in Sharon Oct. 28, 2004.
URichard Jackson, 17, of Aliquippa, was sentenced to one to six months in jail and two years' probation for possession of a firearm by a minor and simple assault, both misdemeanors. On Feb. 27, Jackson choked a 16-year-old male with a cord and threatened him and another man with a .32-cal. semiautomatic pistol at a Sharon home. The victim suffered neck bruises.
UErika Lander, 22, of Mill Street, Fredonia, was sentenced to one to six months in jail followed by five years' probation for theft by unlawful taking or disposition, a felony. Lander, an employee of a restaurant in Greenville, took cash and checks totaling $9,085 from the restaurant April 1, 2005.
UTerry Tobin, 29, of High Street, Greenville, was placed on two years' probation for misdemeanor retail theft. With an accomplice, he stole two lawn mowers, valued at a total $546, from a retail store in Hermitage July 29, 2004.