Former Eastern York School District maintenance worker sentenced after pleading guilty to child porn charges

Dale Wickenheiser

YORK — A former maintenance worker at the Eastern York School District who pleaded guilty to charges of disseminating child pornography was sentenced Thursday.

Dale Wickenheiser, of Dover Township, will serve six to 23 months in York County Prison. As part of the plea agreement, the 58-year-old man must spend two years on probation and register as a sex offender.

Wickenheiser admitted to downloading child pornography onto his computer through a file-sharing application.

Pennsylvania State Police said they interviewed Wickenheiser at Eastern York High School, and he admitted to downloading and saving images and videos of child pornography.

He was terminated by Eastern York School District on Jan. 19, according to the school district’s human resources department.

Editor’s note: Dale Wickenheiser pleaded guilty to the charges above on June 23. At that point, it was known what sentencing would be due to the plea agreement. Though, the official sentencing occurred on Thursday, September 21.