After fleeing to Pennsylvania, a registered child sexual offender from Florida molested a Hanover boy and must serve prison time for it, his prosecutor said.
Glenn Richard Burch, 57, on Tuesday was sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison by Common Pleas Judge Craig T. Trebilcock, who also determined Burch to be a sexually violent predator.
That means he must register his address with state police for the rest of his life, once he's released from prison.
Burch also faces charges in Florida for allegedly fleeing that state while on probation for a child sex offense. And he could be charged federally under the Adam Walsh Act for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender and fleeing one state for another.
For the Hanover case, Burch pleaded no contest in June to one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, according to court records. Defendants who plead no contest aren't admitting guilt; rather, they're acknowledging they likely would be convicted at trial.
He maintains his innocence, but pleaded no contest to get the benefit of a negotiated plea agreement, defense attorney Korey Leslie said.
Hanover Police initially charged Burch with molesting a 14-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy.
Dropped charges: But senior deputy prosecutor Seth Bortner said charges filed on behalf of the 8-year-old were dropped.
"During the interviews that were conducted with him ... the younger boy never disclosed any abuse against him," Bortner said.
Bortner said Burch could end up spending more time in prison than his York County sentence requires.
"We're hopeful that the offense from Florida and the federal (allegations) will result in even more prison time for Mr. Burch," Bortner said.
The allegations: Hanover Police said that in September 2009, a 14-year-old boy spent the night at Burch's former home in the 200 block of Baltimore Street. At the time, Burch was using the alias "Raymond Clarke," according to court documents.
Burch gave the boy beer to drink, showed him pornographic movies, then performed oral sex on him, police allege.
By the time police learned of those allegations, "Raymond Clarke" was no longer living in Hanover.
In November 2009, Hanover Police asked the U.S. Marshals Service for help in identifying "Clarke," and feds determined it was an alias used by Burch, police said.
Marshals used the National Sex Offender Targeting Center to track him to a home in Hampstead, Md., where they arrested him, officials said.
Florida case: In 2001, Burch was convicted of lewd or lascivious conduct with a victim under the age 16, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's online records.
The offense occurred in Lake County, Fla.
As a convicted sex offender, Burch was required to register his address with Florida authorities, but fled to Pennsylvania instead, authorities said.
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