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Center County man pleads guilty to raping and sexually assaulting 6 women in past decade

A Patton Township man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to raping and sexually assaulting six women over nine years, a deal that would send him to state prison for at least a decade.

Kevin P. Mullen, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of rape, attempted rape and aggravated indecent assault. Twenty charges were dropped.

Mullen’s minimum prison sentence would be 10 years; the maximum would be 25 years. The deal also requires 20 years probation and lifelong registration as a sex offender.

Chief Assistant Deputy Attorney General Daniel J. Dye said the women agreed to the deal.

Mullen said little during the hearing, answering only routine questions from Center County Judge Jonathan Grine. Defense attorneys Steve Trialonas and Helen Stolinas declined to comment after the hearing.

“Kevin Mullen has pleaded guilty to committing violent sexual crimes against multiple women, after luring them to his home under false pretences,” State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement. “While it is impossible to undo the damage Mullen caused, today’s guilty plea is a step towards justice for these women.”

Mullen met each of the women online, a township police detective wrote in a probable cause affidavit. He met four through an online dating service, one through Craigslist and one through Facebook’s Messenger.

The first rape took place in 2012. Five other rapes or sexual assaults took place between 2017 and March 2021, police wrote. Mullen carried out the attacks inside his home.

Each of the women told investigators of similar statements made by Mullen during the rapes or sexual assaults. He told at least three women he raped others and “ran away”, police wrote.

After Mullen’s arrest in November 2021, police said they believe other women may not have been identified. No additional charges have been filed. It was unclear if others came forward.

Mullen is being held at the Center County Correctional Facility. Sentencing is scheduled for January 3.

Kevin Mullen
Kevin Mullen

This story was originally published November 1, 2022 4:44 p.m.

Bret Pallotto primarily reports on courts and crime for the Center Daily Times. He grew up in Mifflin County and graduated from Lock Haven University.

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