SOMERSET – A 24-year-old man who drunkenly entered the ski resort hotel room of an 11-year-old girl and dragged her out of bed will spend six to 23 months in jail.
Somerset County prosecutors dropped more serious charges of kidnapping, burglary and unlawful restraint against Justin Weber, of Plum, Allegheny County, in the March 6, 2011, incident at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.
Instead, Weber pleaded guilty to interference with the custody of a child and criminal trespass and was sentenced Thursday.
Weber entered the girl’s room about 1:15 a.m. and carried her into the bathroom. He ran away when she began screaming.
Weber’s attorney contends his client was drunk and entered the wrong room as he looked for a misplaced bottle of beer, which police later found nearby.
The girl is still in counseling.
Weber is barred from contact with children.
Affordable Care Act to be discussed
The Johnstown Branch of the American Association of University Women and the public will get an overview of the Affordable Care Act at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Johnstown Campus of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
The speaker will be John M. Moryken, vice president of business development and government affairs for Conemaugh Health System. He will discuss how the new law affects people and its complexity.
Displaced workers event set on Thursday
Johnstown Area Regional Industries, PA CareerLink of Cambria County and the United Way of the Laurel Highlands are hosting a displaced workers service fair for individuals who have been affected by layoffs and downsizing.
The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, at PA CareerLink, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.
Representatives from various agencies will be on hand to answer questions and provide information for displaced workers on education assistance, financial services options and advice, health care options, job seeker services, social service support programs and unemployment compensation.
For more information, call 533-2493 or 262-8366.
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