Man gets 6 months for indecent assault

A South Williamsport man arrested in Feb. 2012 and accused of raping a girl of less than 16 years of age on New Year’s Day of that year was sentenced to six months in county jail for a misdemeanor count of indecent assault on Tuesday.

Stanley Bennett, 40, pleaded guilty on April 22 of the misdemeanor charge, after a number of felony counts were alleged against him. Bennett, sentenced to six to 23 months, will spend at least three more months in jail – he has credit for 81 days served in Lycoming County Prison.

He also was sentenced to 25 months probation and 100 hours community service.