Former Penn State wrestler Andrew W. Long was sentenced to up to two years in prison, as well as five years of probation, after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 55-year-old woman in August 2011, according to a release issued by the Office of the Centre County District Attorney.
Long was charged with attempted rape, aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault — two of which are felonies and the latter a misdemeanor — on June 4 and was sentenced by Judge Bradley P. Lunsford early Thursday morning at the Centre County Courthouse, according to the release.
Long is also required to pay a $500 fine, attend and finish both a sex offender treatment program, as well as drug and alcohol counseling, perform five days of community service, consume no alcohol and have no contact with the woman he is charged with assaulting, according to the release.
By law, he is also considered a mandatory lifetime reporter under Megan’s Law, which requires sex offenders to report their residency and employment to law enforcement agencies for the rest of their lives, according to the release.
The conviction follows an incident that occurred on Aug. 12, 2011, when a woman awoke around 3 a.m. to find Long in her bed and touching her intimately, the State College Police Department said.
When she told Long to “get out of here,” he responded “no.” The woman then proceeded to push him from the bed and as a result, Long cursed at her, according to the complaint.
The woman who Long was charged with assaulting approved the plea agreement, according to the release, and said she is “thankful that Long is being held accountable.”