A Bucks County judge has ruled a Penndel Borough man guilty on several charges for sexually abusing five teenagers more than a decade ago.
Louis Charles Aiello, 58, waived his right to a jury trial. Instead, he opted to plead his case to Common Pleas Court Judge Diane Gibbons.
On Wednesday, Gibbons ruled Aiello guilty on a litany of charges. At the top were multiple felony counts of rape of a child. She also found him guilty in a separate case for possession of child pornography.
The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office first brought charges against Aiello in June 2020.
DA Matt Weintraub announced Aiello’s arrest in the same press conference announcing the arrest of a Bristol Township man. By coincidence, both men had abused the same victim.
At first, only two accusers had come forward to accuse Aiello of sexually assaulting them as teenagers. But soon after Weintraub’s press conference asking for more victims to come forward, three more accusers emerged.
One of the first accusers was the son of Aiello’s friend. Aiello would visit his friend in Falls Township, then abuse the teenager in the home.
Between all five accusers, Aiello’s predatory behavior lasted at least from 1993 through 2010.
Aiello’s sentencing is currently set for mid-October. Before then, he must undergo an evaluation by the Sex Offender Assessment Board.