Man Arrested in Repeated Rape of Mentally Disabled Woman: DA

The man owned a transportation business and drove the woman to Special Olympics events

A Berks county man is arrested, after authorities say he repeatedly raped a mentally disabled woman over the span of two years.

The District Attorney's Crime Unit arrested Joseph Lombardo, 59, at his Reading home on Friday morning, after an investigation dating back to September.

The District Attorney's office says that Lombardo sexually abused the 48-year-old woman numerous times between 2009 and 2011.

Authorities say he owns a transportation business called "Life Coach Companion" that transports mentally disabled people. Lombardo drove the woman to Special Olympics events.

He was not contracted by the Special Olympics and was paid $20 a trip by individual clients, including the woman's mother.

The sexual assaults happened in his vehicle and at his home, according to the District Attorney's office.

He is currently awaiting video arraignment at the Berks County Sheriff's Department.

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