WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A convicted murderer accused of having persuaded a woman to bring two girls to visit him in a northeastern Pennsylvania prison so he could molest them has been sentenced to additional prison time and fined.
Forty-eight-year-old Andre VanCliff pleaded no contest Monday in Luzerne County Court to conspiracy to corrupt minors. Judge Michael Vough added 42 to 84 months onto VanCliff's life prison sentence and fined him $15,000.
VanCliff, who was convicted a 1994 Philadelphia murder, initially acknowledged having fondled the girls during visits to the Newport Township prison but withdrew a guilty plea in April, saying he had felt pressured to enter it.
Forty-two-year-old Rebecca Ann Butler of Danville was convicted of child endangerment and conspiracy in the case and was sentenced to 3½ to 10 years in prison.
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