By SEAN KIMMONS
A Buda man who was convicted of a 2009 sexual assault but then failed to register as a sex offender has been sentenced to four years in prison, court records show.
Philip Isbell, 28, had received eight years of probation for raping a 26-year-old woman in San Marcos in July 2009. While on probation, he didn’t comply with sex offender rules and was arrested again by police.
On Feb. 2, Isbell landed the jail term after he was found guilty of violating his parole, records say.
In the original incident, Isbell, who lived in San Marcos at the time, had the woman over at his home where they began to kiss each other on a couch. The woman told Isbell that she didn’t want to have sex because she had to wake up early the next day, an arrest affidavit says.
Later, when the woman fell asleep on the couch, she awoke to a naked Isbell on top of her, raping her. The victim informed police that she was able to push Isbell off her and escape to a friend’s workplace. She and her friend then flagged down an officer in a passing patrol car, the report says.
While being questioned, Isbell first told police that he and the woman had consensual sex but later admitted that she was asleep during the intercourse, the affidavit says.
He was eventually charged with second-degree felony sexual assault and given probation as part of a plea bargain agreement, according to records.