SUNBURY — A 50-year-old Kulpmont man pleaded no contest Monday to two misdemeanor counts of indecent assault involving incidents with two female juveniles in the borough.
Michael Vellner entered the plea before Northumberland County President Judge Charles Saylor and will be sentenced within 90 days, following a pre-sentence investigation and an assessment by the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board to determine if the defendant is a sexually violent predator.
Under the plea agreement with the district attorney’s office, felony offenses of aggravated indecent assault and other charges will not be prosecuted.
Vellner was represented by public defender John Broda.
By pleading no contest, Vellner is neither admitting nor denying guilt but acknowledges that enough evidence exists that could lead to a conviction on the charges at trial.
He was charged by state police at Stonington with inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl on April 4, 2015. Vellner also was charged by Kulpmont police with inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl in December 2017.
He remains in Northumberland County Jail.