Man Sent to State Prison for Beating Ex-Girlfriend with Aluminum Baseball Bat in Quakertown

A 51-year-old man was sentenced to five to 15 years in state prison for a brutal domestic assault against his ex-girlfriend where he twice struck her in the head with an aluminum baseball bat.

Roland Blake Ghiloni, with a last known address in Quakertown, entered an open guilty plea on Monday, May 2, 2022, to two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of possession of an instrument of crime, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.

He was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Gary B. Gilman to five to 15 years in state prison, followed by five years of probation.

Prior to sentencing, the court was presented with a Domestic Violence Investigation that detailed two prior convictions for domestic abuse against Ghiloni – one against a prior girlfriend and another against the defendant’s son who was four years old at the time.

On Jan. 30, 2021, at around 10 p.m., the Quakertown Police Department was dispatched to the Bush House Hotel to investigate an assault. Upon arrival, officers found the victim bleeding from the top of her head with her left eyebrow swollen and bleeding.

She told police she was feeling very dizzy after being assaulted by her then-boyfriend, Roland Ghiloni, so she was taken to St. Luke's Hospital, Upper Bucks, where she needed staples in her head and stitches above her eyebrow. She was also treated for a concussion.

The victim told police that Ghiloni struck her in the head with an aluminum baseball bat during an argument. He then tried to strike her again, but she was able to block the second strike. When the victim was escaping from the room at the Bush House Hotel, he struck her again in the back of the head.

A victim impact statement read to the court on behalf of the victim read, in part, “I’m terrified of him and don’t want anyone else to ever be put in that position.”

The case was investigated by Quakertown Police Department Kevin Foster and Assistant District Attorney Brittney Kern prosecuted this case.

Media Contact: Manuel Gamiz Jr., 215.348.6298, mgamiz@buckscounty.org