Penndel man sentenced to up to 98 years in state prison for the sexual assault of five boys

A Penndel Borough man was sentenced on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, to 49 to 98 years in state prison for the sexual assault of five boys from 1993 to 2010.

Louis Charles Aiello, 59, was found guilty in July on several charges, including felony counts of rape of a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years old, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault.

Aiello was convicted on July 7, 2021, after a 3-day waiver trial before Common Pleas Judge Diane E. Gibbons. Aiello was also found guilty by Gibbons of felony and misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors, indecent assault and indecent exposure, and two counts of possession of child pornography in a separate case.

In addition to his sentence of 49 to 98 years in state prison, Aiello was also deemed a sexually violent predator by the Sex Offender Assessment Board. 

“With this prosecution and sentence, we’ve ensured that the only daylight this predator will ever see again will be between the bars of a prison cell,” District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. “I commend the prosecution team for their great work, and the victims for their bravery in coming forward and telling their truths.”

Aiello has been in Bucks County Correctional Facility since his arrest in June 2020 for the repeated sex assaults of two boys between 2001 and 2010. Aiello was a friend of one of first boy’s father and he met the second boy while Aiello worked as a DJ at a wedding the boy was attending.

Following the news conference by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office to announce the arrest, more victims reported that Aiello sexually abused them when they were boys, with those crimes happening between 1993 to 2005 in Bensalem and Penndel.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Sarah K. Heimbach and was investigated by the Falls Township Police Department, Penndel Borough Police Department and Bucks County Detectives.

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