A Landisville mother of two is back in jail after again contacting a young man she was convicted of abusing when he was 17 and under her care at a Millersville placement home for teenage boys.
Rikki Salzman, aka Rikki Straley, was banned from contacting the victim during periods of probation and parole, in a court order issued in 2014, the district attorney’s office said Tuesday.
Salzman, now 33, has violated the order before.
The victim is now 19 years old, according to the district attorney.
Police found Salzman with the victim on March 18, according to new charges against her. She has been at Lancaster County Prison since then, the district attorney said.
On Friday, Judge Howard Knisely again found Salzman in violation of parole/probation terms, according to the lead prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Karen Mansfield. She will be sentenced after a background check is completed in about two months.
In a separate charge, Salzman was ordered to be tried on a felony count of failure to register as a sex offender, the district attorney’s office reported.
Salzman is required to register as a sex offender, under Megan’s Law. According to West Hempfield Township police, she failed to register a vehicle as required by the law.
Background on the case
Salzman, according to newspaper records, worked as a youth advocate at Arborvale Manor in Millersville. The facility provides supervised foster care for boys ages 15 to 20 who have been sent there by the court or are children of whom the state has taken custody.
She engaged a 17-year-old resident of Arborvale Manor in sex acts between July and December 2013, according to testimony.
Salzman pleaded guilty to felony sex crimes in August 2014 and was ordered to serve six months on house-arrest, followed by parole and three years of probation after a plea deal with the district attorney’s office.
She was convicted of institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor.
However, a parole officer — during a random check at Salzman's house a week after she was sentenced in 2014 — found the victim and many of his belongings there.
Knisely, after scolding Salzman for lying to the court during her plea agreement, found her in violation of parole and jailed her for eight months.