Sex toy assault yields time

IVAN MARRERO

BY STACI WILSON

A 25-year-old, former Scranton man will spend nine months in jail for using a sex toy to assault a woman July 26, 2011 in South Gibson when she fell asleep after a night of drinking.

In a negotiated sentence, Ivan Marrero, who told the court he recently moved toTroy,N.Y., was sentenced to serve nine to 23 and one-half months on a misdemeanor indecent assault count by President Judge Kenneth Seamans.

In addition to the jail time, Marrero was also ordered to undergo a sexual offender’s evaluation. The sentence was handed down Thursday morning in Susquehanna County Court.

Although he offered no statement to the court, Marrero arrived at his sentencing hearing wearing a shirt adorned with the image of a pig with handcuffs and the words, “I should have ran” embroidered on the shirt’s back.

At the preliminary hearing, held in November in Clifford District Court, the victim said she had gone to bed with her boyfriend in the early morning hours of June 26 after a party at her South Gibson residence.

The Susquehanna County Independent does not identify the victim’s of sexual assault.

She told the court she and her boyfriend engaged in intercourse and she fell asleep with the sexual device between her legs.

She said she awoke about an hour later and discoveredMarreroleaning over her and using the sex toy to assault her.

The victim also saidMarreronever touched her with his hands but only with the sex toy.