Convicted child molester gets more prison time for breaking court order

Frederick Townsend (submitted)
Frederick Townsend (submitted)

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A man convicted of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl will serve another prison sentence for breaking court orders a second time.

Frederick Townsend, 57, of Pequea Township, pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court on Friday to felony violations of Megan’s Law, according to District Attorney Craig Stedman’s office.

Townsend admitted to having an email address and a Facebook profile without telling police. He will serve 1½ to 3 years in state prison under the plea deal.

Townsend was sentenced in 2014 to 1-2 years in prison and 5 years probation for abusing a girl at his wife’s daycare in New Providence. The girl was not a client at the daycare.

Authorities said within days of being paroled, he violated court orders by being in contact with children. He was jailed for another four months.

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