Harrisburg man sentenced to prison for child sex abuse

John Reid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A man charged with raping two girls over a period of 10 years will serve up to 16 years in state prison.

John Reid pleaded guilty in February to sexually assaulting the two minors.

Reid is the estranged husband of Harrisburg City Councilwoman Sandra Reid.

On Thursday, Judge Deborah E. Crucillo ordered Reid to serve 8 to 16 years in state prison. He must also serve a consecutive term of seven years of probation.

The sentence was part of negotiated plea agreement the victims and their family agreed to. As part of the agreement, the victims did not testify at both the preliminary hearing and trial.

Officials said Reid apologized multiple times in court and expressed remorse for his crimes.

Reid was sentenced on a total of 33 charges, including multiple counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual assault, aggravate indecent assault, statutory sexual assault, indecent assault, unlawful contact with minors and corruption of minors.

Harrisburg police began their investigation after one of the victims came forward in March of 2015. A second came forward shortly after.

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