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WILKES-BARRE — A Greentown man charged with failing to register his address as a sexual offender was sentenced Monday to two to four years in state prison.


Christopher John Goebel, 23, of Ledgedale Road, pleaded guilty to the charge Monday and was sentenced by county Judge Lesa Gelb.


According to court papers, on July 31, Goebel allegedly approached a Pittston city police officer complaining of “back spasms.” When asked his name and address, Goebel said he lived at 133 Broad St., Pittston.


Goebel told an officer that he had just moved from Greentown to Pittston and had 72 hours to change his address, and that he was going to do so shortly.


Police said Goebel was convicted of sexual assault in New Jersey in January 2006 and is required to register his address under Megan’s Law for his entire life.


WILKES-BARRE — A White Haven man charged with having inappropriate contact with a teen girl was sentenced Monday to four years in the county’s Intermediate Punishment Program.


Vincent D’Angola, 23, of Berwick Street, was sentenced on charges of unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a communication facility. D’Angola, who was sentenced by county Judge Joseph Sklarosky, Jr., pleaded guilty to the charges in December.


According to court papers, in several months between March 2010 and March 2012, D’Angola allegedly initiated contact via the Internet with a investigator posing as a 13-year-old girl.


Police said D’Angola performed a sexual act via video over the Internet and engaged in inappropriate conversation with the officer.


Sklarosky said D’Angola must serve the first 30 days of his sentence at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility as well as an additional 12 months probation. D’Angola was ordered to have no unsupervised contact with minors, is not permitted to possess a computer, smart phone or have access to the internet.


D’Angola cannot have contact with places minors frequent and must complete a sexual offender program.


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