April 10, 2014 at 8:20 AM
It may be a scary thought, but there are eight registered sex offenders with last known addresses within the borders of Lower Providence Township. According to Homefacts.com, which tracks criminal statistics, employment rates, school ratings and environmental hazards for homeowners or future buyers, the crimes of the eight registered offenders vary in severity.
The following are currently registered within the township:
1. William H. Milner, 27, of 3976 Germantown Pike, Collegeville
Convicted July 6, 2009 and Jan. 13, 2010
Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (both dates)
2. Andrew Francis Malone, 67, of 3768 Worthington Circle, Collegeville
Convicted Dec. 17, 2002
Attempted Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse
3. Frank Ruiz Lares, 62, of 2825 Colony Drive, Audubon
Convicted Dec. 8, 2011
4. Richard Springer, 50, of 124 William Penn Dr., Eagleville
Convicted Nov. 23, 2011 and June 6, 2002
Indecent Assault (both charges); 2002, complainant less than 13
5. Michelle Stephanie Weaver, 35, of 100 Eagleville Road, Eagleville
Convicted Nov. 25, 2009
6. David Allen Stiteler, 49, of 37 E. Mount Kirk Road, Eagleville
Convicted June 20, 2002; Sept. 20, 2001
Aggravated Indecent Assault (both dates)
7. Raymond Gilbert Emel, 48, of 28 Circle Drive, Norristown
Convicted Sept. 8, 2004
8. Scott William Rittenhouse, 26, of 58 W. Mount Kirk Ave., Eagleville
Convicted Sept. 22, 2008
Sexual Abuse of Children
According to Pennsylvania state legal description of crime codes, known as “Megan’s Law,” a sexual offense includes 12 different charges described as: indecent assault, aggravated indecent assault of a child, aggravated indecent assault, institutional sexual assault of a minor, sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child with serious bodily injury, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, rape of a child with serious bodily injury, rape of a child and rape.
Depending on the convicted crime, registered offenders may have to register for 15 years, 25 years or for the entire lifetime. The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are required by law to create and maintain a state registry of sexual offenders, according to state law.
To keep tabs on the offenders listed, visit the PSP website here.