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Youngsville man pleads guilty to improper contact

A Youngsville man has pled guilty to corruption of minors for inappropriately touching two underage girls.

David W. Dickson, 72, pled guilty before President Judge Maureen Skerda to two counts of corruption of minors which do not carry sexual offender registration requirements.

In exchange for the plea, charges including two counts of felony corruption of minors and two counts of indecent assault were not prosecuted.

State police charged Dickson back in June.

Two females, ages 15 and 16, told their mother that Dickson inappropriately touched them on several occasions between May 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019 at his residence on Brown Hill Road, according to the police report, which also indicates that the mother immediately contacted Forest-Warren Children and Youth Services.

State police interviewed Dickson, who confirmed the information provided by the teens, according to the police report.

Assistant District Attorney Tatiana Malys said restitution would be requested for counseling costs as well as “special dogs” for the victims.

After Dickson pled to the first charge, he challenged the specific allegations in the second offense.

“I disagree with some of what was stated,” he said. Later asked if he admitted to the conduct, he said “I guess.”

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