NARYSTOWN – A man from the town of Perkiomen has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a Pottstown woman at her local residence and he is awaiting his fate from a judge.
Charles Hill Jr., 34, of the 400th Quarter of Bridge Street, was convicted in a Montgomery County court on charges of sexual assault and indecent assault without consent in connection with the February 2020 incident in Potstown.
Judge Thomas S. Branca handed down the verdict after hearing testimony during a two-day trial without causing bodily harm. Branka postponed sentencing so court officials could complete a report on Hill’s investigation.
Hill is also facing an assessment by the Pennsylvania Sexual Criminals Evaluation Council, which will determine whether Hill meets the criteria to be classified as a sexually assaulted predator. The panel is expected to report to the judge within 90 days.
Those who are predators of sexual violence face stricter restrictions while serving their sentences.
According to the charges, Hill faces a maximum sentence of 6 to 12 years in prison. However, government sentencing guidelines may allow for less punishment.
The judge acquitted Hill on rape charges.
The case was handled by Assistant District Attorney Gabrielle Glening. Hill was represented by attorney Thomas S. Egan III.
The Pottstown police investigation began on February 3, 2020, when the victim reported that in the morning Hill had sexually assaulted her apartment on Gay Street, according to a criminal complaint filed by former Pottstown detective Heather Long, who is now a county. detective.
Court documents show that Hill knew the woman and her family, and that the attack took place after Hill had been in contact with the woman earlier in the evening at a local bar.
The woman told detectives that Hill asked to use the bathroom at the residence, and she agreed, according to court documents. According to court documents, when he entered the victim’s apartment, Hill sexually harassed the woman.
The woman told detectives she tried to push Hill away, but Hill continued to have sexual contact with her, the arrest statement said.
During the trial, the woman testified that she felt “devastated” by Hill’s behavior and the comments he made to her after the attack.