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State Supreme Court Denies Williamsburg Man's Appeal


A former Williamsburg man, convicted in 2008 of the sexual assault of a 6-year-old in the Williamsburg area, had his request for an appeal to be heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied.

Court records show that in 1998, Howard Scott Allison, now 53, who was then living in Arizona, visited Williamsburg over Christmas that year and while at a gathering, sexually assaulted the child.

It took 10 years for the act to be reported when the victim revealed it while undergoing counseling.

Allison was tried and convicted of rape of a person under 13 years of age, corruption of a minor and stat...

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