WILKES-BARRE — A city man charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy pleaded guilty Monday to a related charge.
Tyler Groner, 21, of West Chestnut Street, entered the plea to a felony count of sexual assault.
County Judge Fred Pierantoni said Groner will be sentenced on the charge on June 20 and will undergo an evaluation by the state Sexual Offender’s Assessment Board. Groner will be required to register his address under Megan’s Law for his entire life and is prohibited from having unsupervised contact with minors and cannot visit places where minors frequent, such as schools or playgrounds.
According to police, on Aug. 21, police were called to a city home for the report of a boy being sexually assaulted. When police arrived, the boy said Groner had sex with him. When police questioned Groner about the allegations, he said he had “no clue” why he touched the boy inappropriately.