This article was originally posted on goerie.com on Oct. 9, 2017 by Madeleine O’Neill.
Roger Wilson faces a minimum of 15 years in prison at his January sentencing.
An Erie man accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and later of exposing himself to two other girls, faces a minimum of 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday.
Roger M. Wilson, 51, pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony count of aggravated indecent assault, as well as misdemeanor counts of indecent assault, indecent exposure, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children.
His sentencing before Erie County Judge Stephanie Domitrovich is scheduled for Jan. 16.
The prosecution agreed to waive a mandatory sentence of life in prison for the conviction, which First Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Hirz said was required based on Wilson’s prior record, in exchange for an agreement that Wilson would serve a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.
Millcreek Township police charged Wilson sexually assaulted the sleeping 15-year-old girl on Sept. 18 at a township residence. Police also said Wilson exposed himself through the picture window of his Midland Drive residence to two girls, then ages 11 and 12, who were waiting at their bus stop on Dec. 20.
Wilson has been in the Erie County Prison on $100,000 bond since Jan. 24. Wilson has a prior conviction for indecent assault in a 2003 case, court records show.