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Lansford man sentenced for assault

Published October 23. 2013 05:00PM

A Carbon County resident was sentenced to time served on Tuesday in the county court after previously pleading guilty to indecent assault.

Christopher John Vogel, 30, Lansford, was sentenced by Judge Joseph J. Matika to time served (244 days) to one day less 24 months in the county prison on a charge of indecent assault.

Vogel previously admitted sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend at the Lansford townhouses on Jan. 24.

Summit Hill police responded to the complex and was told by the victim that Vogel assaulted her while she tried to fight him off. She said he was asleep when he first attacked her.

Vogel told Matika he was sorry for what he did.

In addition to the jail term, Matika ordered Vogel to make restitution of $127.35 to the county, render 50 hours of community service, and have no contact with the victim.

Also, charge falls under the provisions of Megan's Law which means Vogel must register as a sexual offender for 15 years.

Vogel will not be immediately released from the jail because he told the court he had no place to live. Matika ordered a pre-parole investigation by the adult probation office.

He must also pay court costs, which average about $1,000, and pay a $50 per month supervision fee while on parole.

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