Hummelstown man sentenced to prison for molesting girl

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Rodney Nissley

A Dauphin County judge sentenced a 49-year-old man Thursday to spend 10 to 20 years in prison for molesting a young girl.

Rodney Nissley, of Hummelstown, was declared a sexually violent predator as part of Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law, the Dauphin County District Attorney’s office said.

Nissley’s sexually violent predator status will assure he has state oversight upon his release from prison. Local schools and neighbors would be made aware of his status following his release.

Nissley was convicted of molesting the girl at his home for a period of 7 years, starting when she was 7 years-old. Nissley, who had formerly been on the school board for Lower Dauphin,  resigned from his position in March 2013, after the girl reported the abuse to her high school guidance counselor.