A judge sentenced an East Greenville man to jail time last week after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a legally blind woman in her Marlborough Township home.
Donald Trumbauer, 65, of the 400 block of Main Street, was sentenced to 11 ½ to 23 months in county jail by Judge William R. Carpenter of Montgomery County Court after pleading guilty to a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault in connection with sexual assaults that occurred from March until July 2011.
Trumbauer will also be placed on two years’ probation after his release. He reported to Montgomery County jail Friday to begin his sentence. The judge gave him credit for six weeks he spent in jail in 2011.
Trumbauer won a motion to withdraw a guilty plea on the same charge in April, to stand trial instead, but chose to plead guilty again May 28 shortly before testimony was to begin in his trial. As part of that deal, Trumbauer avoided time in state prison and instead is serving his sentence in county jail.
He was represented by defense lawyer Adam Sager.
He was arrested Aug. 12, 2011 by Marlborough Police and was charged with felony counts of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault without consent, aggravated indecent assault by force, indecent assault and related offenses.
According to the criminal complaint, Trumbauer sexually assaulted the 52-year-old woman at her Marlborough Township home on several occasions from March until July 12, 2011. The woman was reportedly unable to fight back because of her disability and medial conditions.
Marlborough Police said Trumbauer and the victim met in December 2010 through the woman’s former roommate. After returning to her home following medical care for a fall, Trumbauer reportedly visited the woman several times with his wife beginning in March.
Authorities said it was during those visits, while his wife and the victim’s roommate were somewhere else in the house, when Trumbauer began sexually assaulting the woman. Police said the woman repeatedly told Trumbauer to stop and leave her alone, but he refused.
On July 12, police said Trumbauer physically forced the woman to perform sex acts on him and the sexual assault escalated.
In compliance with the state’s Megan’s Law, Trumbauer will have to report his address to state police for the rest of his life. He was ordered to avoid contact with the victim.