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JASON DARLING

BY ROBERT L. BAKER

Wyoming County Press Examiner

TUNKHANNOCK – A 37-year-old Eaton Township man was sentenced Wednesday in Wyoming County to six and one-half to 15 years in prison for the rape of a child.

Jason Mark Darling, formerly of Copper Kettle Mobile Home Park, also received a 6-24 month sentence to be served consecutively to the other for an indecent assault of a second girl under the age of 13.

The mother of the victims addressed the Court of Common Pleas by saying her life had been “a walking nightmare” and “there is no acceptable punishment for what my daughters had to suffer.”

Darling had faced as much as 150 years in prison for 14 different charges for incidents that happened between 2002 and 2008.

He was arrested April 7, 2010, and according to a criminal complaint, police said they learned of the alleged assaults from Wyoming County Children & Youth Services.

On Wednesday, Darling’s attorney, Paul Ackourey told President Judge Russell Shurtleff his client’s behavior was inexplicable, but he accepted responsibilityfor his action.

Shurtleff told Darling that in addition to the prison time of which he has already served 342 days, Darling would have to register for the rest of his life as a sexually violent predator.

Other sentences handed down by the Wyoming County court:

Steven A. Taylor, 41, of Dunmore, one to six months in jail for DUI on May 16, 2009.

Rona Lee Visneski, 38, of Noxen, 48 hours to six months in jail for DUI, Sept. 7, 2009.

Brian Mark Jonas, 25, of Dalton, 12 months probation for theft by unlawful taking on Oct. 16, 2009

Nicole Robinson, 34, of Tunkhannock, six months probation for DUI on March 6, 2010.

Jennifer Mullisky, 23, of Clarks Summit, 72 hours to six months in jail for DUI, first offense on, Feb. 21, 2010

Joshua Derek Heiser, 21, of Sweet Valley, 12 months probation for theft by unlawful taking on Feb. 2, 2010.

Marvin Scott Corby Jr., 22, of Tunkhannock, received 30 days house arrest for a DUI, first offense, that occurred on Aug. 13, 2010.

Justin T. Giberson, 27, of Meshoppen, two months to 23 and one-half months for two charges of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, on July 2 and July 20, 2010

Stanly J. Ely Jr., 46, of Tunkhannock, received 90 days house arrest followed by 12 months probation for a DUI, second offense, that occurred on Oct. 14, 2010.

Lynn M. Evans, 37, of Meshoppen, received six months probation for a DUI, first offense, that occurred on Oct. 2, 2010

Jeremy James Broody, 32, of Tunkhannock, six months probation for a DUI, first offense, on Sept. 1, 2010. He also faces a $300 fine for accident involving damage to unattended property

Clayton J. Frasier Jr., 39, of Meshoppen, 12 months probation for harrassment on Dec. 18, 2010.

Kyla J. Barrett, 33, of Gillett, received 12 months probation for a simple assault that occurred on Dec. 26, 2010.

Rhia Angela Freeman, 39, of Wyoming, 12 monts probation for theft of services on Oct. 15, 2008.