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Mark Muthard charged with sexually assaulting sleeping woman

Published On: Jul 18 2013 05:07:09 PM EDT

A 35-year-old South Whitehall Township man has been charged with sexually assaulting a sleeping woman.

Mark Muthard of 2056 Guth Road in the township was freed on bail after being arrested Wednesday on an aggravated indecent assault charge.

The case was investigated by the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office and South Whitehall police.

Law enforcement officials report that on June 28, Muthard, the victim and her boyfriend were drinking beer outside the victim's home. The victim went to bed, but the suspect and boyfriend continued drinking.

 Muthard went into the home to use the bathroom. When he saw the victim sleeping in her bed, he assaulted her.

When the victim woke, she grabbed the suspect's wrist. He fled from her home.