UPDATE: A Bangor man is headed to prison after being convicted of breaking into his friend’s house, trying to sexually assault her then claiming to be a victim himself.
Judge Romona Gonzalez sentenced Theodore Muellenberg, 18, to five years in prison and five years extended supervison with no possibility of the sentence being reduced.
At the sentence hearing, the victim and some of her family members gave testimony on how much this incident has impacted their lives.
“He was a family friend, my neighbor, my classmate, someone I used to play Barbies with. It took one day, only 10 minutes for the person we thought we all knew to become someone we never knew,” the victim/survivor said.
Muellenberg will not be allowed to have any contact with the victim or her family.
UPDATE: Theodore Muellenberg, 18, has pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree sexual assault and charges of strangulation and suffocation.
Muellenberg appeared in La Crosse County Court on Thursday.
According to the criminal complaint Muellenberg entered a home in Bangor in May and choked a woman until she passed out. At the time Muellenberg also claimed he was attacked, but later admitted he lied.
Muellenberg will be sentenced in February.
A Bangor man was arrested after investigators say he broke into two homes and physically attacked two people.
According to the Bangor Police Department, the invasions happened back in May.
Police say Theodore Muellenberg, 18, wore a mask, entered a home on Hattan Street in Bangor and beat up and strangled an 18-year-old woman. Police also said Muellenberg then went into a second home, beat up an 18-year-old man and ran off before police arrived.
Muellenberg originally reported to police he was the victim in the incident; however, police say evidence is showing that is not true.
Muellenberg was taken into custody on Tuesday and arrested for strangulation and burglary.