Pennsylvania Man Given 22 Years In Prison For Assaulting Two Minors In Dodge County

(Reeseville) A Carlisle, Pennsylvania man who assaulted two minors in Dodge County was in court for his sentencing hearing Tuesday. In August, Steven Barlow entered a no contest plea to two felony counts of First Degree Child Sexual Assault Under 13 Years of Age. During Tuesday’s hearing, the 25-year-old was sentenced to 22 years in prison and was also placed on extended supervision for 12 years. Two girls notified their mother in July of 2018 that they were assaulted a few years prior. The assaults occurred while Barlow was living with the victim’s family in Reeseville between 2015 and 2017. At that time the victims were between the ages of four and six. When contacted by authorities, Barlow at first denied the accusations and said if anything happened, he did not remember. During subsequent conversations, Barlow admitted to the assaults and said it occurred only once or twice. At sentencing, Assistant District Attorney Yolanda Tienstra said the parents of the victims tried to help the defendant by letting him move into their home. She said Barlow repaid their generosity by sexually assaulting their children in complete violation of the trust that had been placed in him.