Creston Man/Ex-PSU Wrestler Pleads in Sex Assault Case


June 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – A former Penn State wrestler faces jail time after pleading guilty to aggravated indecent assault involving the mother of a fellow student.  Twenty-three-year-old Andrew Long will serve a sentence of at least one year minus a day for the assault last August on a 55-year-old woman. The Centre Daily Times of State College reports Long avoided a trial on charges including attempted rape by pleading guilty Monday.

Police say Long got into bed with the woman while she slept, removed her clothing and touched her.  The 23-year-old Creston, Iowa man was a key member of the Nittany Lions team that won the 2011 NCAA championship, finishing third at 133 pounds.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 30.