Prison for man who drugged, sexually assaulted 13-year-old

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A York City man who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl after drugging her with "jungle juice" and "spice" must spend about a year in prison.

Michael Shaun Adkins II, 27, of Salem Avenue, was sentenced Monday, Oct. 2, in York County Court to a year minus a day to two years minus two days in York County Prison, plus three years of probation, according to court records.

Michael Adkins

Adkins pleaded guilty June 30 to sexual assault and corruption of a minor. Both offenses are felonies.

As part of his plea, his other charges were dismissed, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of a person less than 16 years old and aggravated indecent assault.

Adkins was remanded to prison immediately after his sentencing hearing Monday, court records state.

"He took responsibility for his actions and wants to put this behind him and get back to his family," defense attorney Heather Reiner told The York Dispatch.

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The background: York City Police said the girl was at Adkins' former home on North Duke Street in North York in the summer of 2011 when Adkins kissed her.

Adkins then gave her a drink called "jungle juice" and synthetic marijuana, also known as "spice," police said. "Jungle juice" is typically a mixture of hard liquors, Kool-Aid and sometimes pieces of fruit.

The drugs and liquor caused the girl to feel as if she was dying and "going through the dimensions of the world," court documents state.

He then sexually assaulted her in his bed, performing various sexual acts on her, according to police.

Adkins was 20 years old at the time.

The girl reported the sexual assault to police about four years after it happened, in late in 2015, according to court documents. She was 17 when she came forward, police said.

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