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Man Charged With Assaulting 16-Year-Old Girl At Seven Springs

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Officials say Anthony Raco is facing several charges including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. (Photo Credit: Pennsylvania State Police/KDKA)

Officials say Anthony Raco is facing several charges including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. (Photo Credit: Pennsylvania State Police/KDKA)

SEVEN SPRINGS BOROUGH (KDKA) — A man is facing charges in the alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl at Seven Springs last week.

State police say the incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

The girl was at the resort on a high school ski trip. She went with 19-year-old Anthony Raco, of Johnstown, to his vehicle so he could get a pair of boots.

Police said she had met Raco for the first time earlier that day in the lodge.

Once they got to his car, state police say he told the girl to get inside to keep warm. Raco then allegedly drove the girl to a secluded parking lot.

State police say the teenager repeatedly refused Raco’s advances before the alleged assault happened.

A Seven Springs spokesperson Anna Weltz did not want to comment on camera about pending litigation, but released a statement.

“I cannot comment on the specifics of a pending legal case, I can say that this is an isolated incident involving one individual. We thank the Pennsylvania State Police for their swift apprehension of the suspect and their active partnership with our resort security team. Seven Springs Mountain Resort will continue to provide a safe, fun family environment for our guests.”

Raco has been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, indecent assault and unlawful restraint.

He was arraigned on March 1. He posted a $10,000 bond and was released.

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