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Wyoming County Press Examiner

An ex-Keystone College student faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine after pleading guilty in Wyoming County Court on Friday to indecent assault by forcible compulsion of an 18-year-old coed in 2010.

Robin Michel Bugallo, 23, of Miami, Fla., was charged originally with two felony counts of rape and aggravated indecent assault and a misdemeanor count of indecent assault.

He was represented Friday by attorney Patrick Rogan.

According to a police affidavit, Bugallo is alleged to have had inappropriate contact with a female following a drinking party on Oct. 15, 2010, at around 1:45 a.m.

The Wyoming County Press Examiner does not identify the alleged victims of a sexual assault.

The victim alleges that she fell asleep in the hallway of Bugallo’s off-campus residence in Factoryville and he grabbed her about the arm and pushed her up the stairs to his bedroom.

Bugallo, according to the complaint, alleges that about five minutes following a shower, the female entered his bedroom and the two of them “began kissing and fooling around” but she advised him that she did not want to have sex.

Prior to leaving Keystone, he had been listed on Keystone College’s varsity baseball roster for the 2011 season.

In accepting the plea, Judge Russell Shurtleff ordered Bugallo to undergo a review by the Sex Offender Assessment Board before he is sentenced formally in early 2012.

Also, on Friday, a 22-year-old Factoryville man who had made verbal threats against an alleged friend as well as two state troopers on Sept. 3 in Tunkhannock Township, pleaded guilty to terroristic threats.

Judge Shurtleff said that Teddie Patrick Kelley Jr. could also face a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine on the lone charge.

Others pleading Friday in the Wyoming County Court of Common Pleas:

Joseph Jason Bartkus, 29, of Springville, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on April 14.

Amanda Lynn Fassett, 21, of Rome, pleaded guilty to theft by deception on April 14.

Donald George, 37, of Pittston, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property on April 26.

Michael R. Hallock Jr., 34, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to DUI, fourth offense, on March 4.

Kevin Leroy Heeman, 22, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property on Jan. 21.

James J. Herron, 38, of West Pittston, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on July 6.

Adam John Maciorkoski, 25, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to theft from a motor vehicle and also criminal attempt of theft by unlawful taking, both on Aug. 19.

Ashley Louise Merritt, 26, of Laceyville, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver on March 16.

Charles Thomas Mills, 38, of Tunkhannock, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on August 26.

Gino Teofil Nalaschi, 28, of Factoryville, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on May 8.

Ronald Joseph Pusateri, 44, of Dunmore, pleaded guilty to operating watercraft under influence of alcohol or controlled substances on Aug. 6.

Dean M. Simmons, 33, of Meshoppen, pleaded guilty to DUI, second offense, on Jan. 30.