A central Pennsylvania man has been convicted of more than 1,000 counts of rape and related charges against two children.

Forty-one-year-old Edward Geier, of Milesburg, could be sentenced to life in prison when he returns to Centre County court on March 18.

The Centre Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1WANN0K ) reports Geier was convicted Wednesday.

The investigation began when state police found a child walking alone along a road in the dark in August 2014. That child accused Geier of four years of repeated molestation. A second child came forward in April with similar claims.

Geier was already a registered sex offender due to a 2001 indecent assault conviction.

Geier was convicted of 1,068 counts of rape, rape of an unconscious victim, statutory sexual assault and other crimes.

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Information from: Centre Daily Times, http://www.centredaily.com