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A West Manheim Township child rapist likely will never know freedom again.

Robert Phillip Greiner, 29, was sentenced Tuesday in York County Court to a total of 67¼ to 134½ years in state prison for molesting two children, according to senior deputy prosecutor Chuck Murphy.

West Manheim Township Police began investigating after a 10-year-old boy told investigators in June 2015 that he and a 5-year-old girl had been sexually abused for about six months by Greiner and Greiner's wife, Holly Greiner, police have said.

Holly Greiner admitted to police that she and her husband forced the children to perform sex acts with each other and with them, police allege. Her criminal case is still pending and she remains free on bail.

On Nov. 3, a jury found Robert Greiner guilty of numerous offenses including child rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and child endangerment, according to court records.

The same jury found him guilty of two counts of witness intimidation and one count of tampering with evidence, records state.

Murphy said Robert Greiner made phone calls to his wife from York County Prison, urging her to go to police and recant her statements. He also pressured her not to testify against him, Murphy said.

Robert Greiner was determined to be a sexually violent predator, meaning if he ever would be released from prison he would have a lifetime registration requirement under Pennsylvania's Megan's Law and also attend monthly counseling sessions.

But Murphy acknowledged it's likely Greiner will die in prison.

"That's actually what I argued for at sentencing — that he deserves to be incarcerated for the rest of his life," the prosecutor said.

Murphy said getting convictions against the child rapist was made easier by both a solid police investigation and by the victims themselves.

"They both had to testify," he said. "Without their courage in coming forward, we couldn't have made sure this guy can't do it to anyone else."

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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