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Richard Joseph Pasko charged in sexual assault

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 31 2014 03:30:56 PM CST

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. -

A 22-year-old Whitehall Township man has been arrested for the October 2013 sexual assault of his ex-girlfriend.

Richard Joseph Pasko of the 100 block of Grape Street has been charged by Whitehall Police with indecent assault by force, indecent assault without consent and simple assault.

On Oct. 20, the female victim told police she had been assaulted five days earlier by Pasko, who was her boyfriend at the time.

She told police that at about 10 p.m. Oct. 15, she stopped at Pasko's home and went upstairs to his bedroom. She said Pasko asked to have sex and she refused. She said he started to yell at her, grabbed her by the throat and threw her on the bed. He got on top of her, pulled down their pants and attempted to have sex with her.

The victim told police Pasko stopped when another person entered the room.

Police could not be reached to explain why Pasko was not arrested until this week. On Thursday, he was commited to Lehigh County Prison.  Bail was set at $15,000.