NORRISTOWN — A Hatfield Township man who sexually assaulted a high school girl during a party they each attended at a Towamencin residence is about to head to jail.
Allen Vuong, now 20, of the 400 block of Carpenter Lane, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to 3-to-23-months in the county jail, to be followed by two years’ probation, after he pleaded guilty to charges of indecent assault and unlawful restraint in connection with the May 2017 incident. The sentence means Vuong will be under court supervision for about four years.
At the time of the incident, Vuong was 18 years old. The victim was referred to in court documents as “a high school student” and her age was not revealed.
Judge Todd D. Eisenberg, who accepted a plea agreement in the case, ordered Vuong to report to the jail in Eagleville on May 24 to begin serving the sentence. Vuong is eligible for the jail’s work release program during his incarceration.
A #Hatfield Township man who sexually assaulted a high school girl during a party they each attended at a #Towamencin residence is about to head to jail.Story coming @LansReporter @MercuryX @TimesHeraldPA— Carl Hessler Jr. (@MontcoCourtNews) May 15, 2019
The judge said Vuong also must undergo a psychosexual evaluation and comply with all recommendations for treatment. The judge ordered Vuong, who was represented by defense lawyer Matthew Quigg, to stay away from the victim and her family.
Vuong faces a 15-year requirement to report his address to state police in order to comply with Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act.
An investigation began on May 8, 2017, when the victim walked into the Towamencin Police Department to report that she had been sexually assaulted by Vuong during the early morning hours of May 7 while attending a friend’s party at a residence in the 1100 block of Boyd Avenue in Towamencin.
The victim told detectives that she and Vuong attended the same high school, that she had known him for about one year and that he had expressed having sexual feelings for her, according to the criminal complaint.
Allen Vuong, now 20, of #Hatfield was sentenced in #MontcoPa #Court to 3-to-23-months in jail, to be followed by 2 years’ probation, after he pleaded guilty to charges of indecent assault & unlawful restraint in connection with May 2017 incident.— Carl Hessler Jr. (@MontcoCourtNews) May 15, 2019
The girl told detectives that prior to agreeing to attend the party she told Vuong she did not have sexual feelings for him and did not want to engage in sexual activity, according to the criminal complaint filed by Towamencin Detective Patrick Horne.
But Vuong, according to the girl’s statement to detectives, entered a room where the girl was lying on a bed at the Boyd Avenue residence, and “without any consent or invitation” from the girl, had indecent contact with her while he “forcefully” put his hand around her throat and restrained her “against her will,” Horne alleged.
Vuong, who was “no longer completely clothed,” performed a sex act during the indecent assault, detectives alleged.
Other charges of attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, simple assault, strangulation, false imprisonment and indecent exposure were dismissed against Vuong as part of the plea agreement.