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Man gets 42 to 73 years for sexual assault of minor

A 30-year-old Williamsport man could serve up to 73 years in state prison after sentencing Tuesday, for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old in 2018 while on parole for a similar conviction — a “virtual life sentence,” said attorneys.

Paul Daniel Lowmiller was sentenced to 42 to 73 years in state prison for statutory sexual assault, indecent sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, and other charges related to corruption of minors.

Having a history of sexual offense charges as a minor, Lowmiller continued his victimizing into his adult life and was charged for statutory sexual assault In July 2009 and served two years in prison.

President Judge Nancy Butts said she was required by state statute to sentence Lowmiller to a minimum of 25 years for the lead change — statutory sexual assault, and would not allow him to serve the other charges concurrently.

“We are what we repeatedly do and this is the type of crime he has continued to commit,” she said.

Sentencing Lowmiller with anything less than a minimum of 43 years would not communicate the seriousness of the crimes, said Butts.

A part of that state sentence is three to eight years for violating his parole.

Read more in Wednesday’s Williamsport Sun-Gazette

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