A Reno man who once served as a corrections officer at the Venango County Jail in Franklin was sentenced this week to 18 months to ten years in state prison on charges prompted by allegations from female inmates that he had fondled them while he was on duty.
51 year-old William Hunter must also register with the state as a sex offender. He will be given credit for more than nine months already served.
Hunter was sentenced in Venango County Court to consecutive prison terms of nine months to five years on a pair of counts of institutional sexual assault. Five other charges were dismissed in a plea bargain entered into earlier this year.