WESTVILLE MAN GETS 7 YEARS FOR SEX OFFENSE
VALPARAISO — A former Tennessee man who became a serial molester of boys in Porter County received a seven-year prison sentence Friday and is now legally considered a sexually violent predator.
Randall S. York, 34, most lately of Westville, will also serve a year on probation after his release from prison.
The time he’s spent in Porter County Jail since his October 2013 arrest will go toward his sentence on his original conviction of Class C felony child molesting from May 2012.
He had yet to complete his year on home detention from that sentencing. The sentencing included two years in prison and another five on probation.
Any time in excess of his first sentencing will go toward the new sentencing, and York must register as a sexually violent predator when he gets out of prison.
As part of his plea, the prosecution dropped a Class D felony child solicitation and Class D felony performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor.
The current charges came in 2012 after the victim’s mother saw an article about York and knew that the victim was a friend of her son’s, and the families attended the same church near Chesterton.
In summer 2010, the boy spent the night at York’s home with the victim from the first charges when the boy’s parents thought he was staying overnight with the victim from the first charges.
York exposed himself and tried to touch the boy and have him do things, but the boy, who was younger than 14, refused.
The victim in the original charges was 11 in August 2010 when his parents contacted police, and the boy told police York touched him inappropriately at least 10 times.
Court documents state that York bragged to his cellmates about having about 100 other victims across the country.
However, a Porter County Prosecutor’s office official said no other jurisdiction has a hold on York for charges in another place.
The prosecution also dismissed a case against York that had three sexual misconduct with a minor charges, one a Class B felony with a sentence of up to 20 years and two Class C felonies with sentences of up to eight years.