Councilman Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Crimes

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- A former councilman in Schuylkill County pleaded guilty to indecent exposure and indecent assault of a child.

Charles Joy, 59, of Port Carbon, pleaded guilty on July 3.

A judge sentenced Joy to three to 23 months in prison as well as probation.

Joy was also facing charges of statutory sexual assault, indecent sexual intercourse, and corruption of minors, but those charges were dropped.


  • Joan Ilgen

    Why were the most serious charges dropped? This is why these nasty people keep doing what they do!

  • charliewaffles27

    Please tell me he has to register as a sex offender. We need to keep both eyes on these pervs.

  • George Timmothy Coggins

    how in the hell is this guy not behind bars for a few years while peoples lives are still being destroyed over cannabis. further proof showing the levels of corruption in PA.

    • fortisveritas

      Perhaps you smoked a few too many and didn’t read the article. 23 months in jail sounds like a few years to me. Sex with minors = illegal. Recreational marijuana = illegal. Explain to me again why I should shed a tear for anyone that willfully breaks the law and gets their life ‘destroyed’?

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