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W-burg Man's Conviction Upheld by Supreme Court


October 3, 2019

A Williamsburg man’s challenge of his conviction of sexual assault of a 6-year-old was dealt another blow by the Pennsylvania Superior Court last month.

Howard Scott Allison, 53, was sentenced to 12.5 to 25 years after being found guilty of rape of a person under 13 years of age, corruption of a minor and statutory sexual assault.

Allison first tried to challenge his conviction in 2015 when he appealed his case to the federal court in Johnstown on the grounds he did not receive a fair trial.

The district court rejected his claims and the decision was upheld by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court o...

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