Crime

Man accused of raping mentally disabled woman

and Shawn Annarelli

A man is charged with 15 felonies related to the alleged rape of an “intellectually challenged” female.

The charges — two counts of rape by forcible compulsion, two counts of raping a mentally disabled person, one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a mentally disabled person, three counts of sexual assault, two counts of aggravated indecent assault without consent, two counts of aggravated indecent assault by forcible compulsion and two counts of aggravated indecent assault on a person who suffers from a mental disability — stem from an alleged incident in 2013.

Scott E. McCliment, 25, of Hawk Run, faces those charges, plus six misdemeanor charges, including theft.

McCliment arrived at a College Township home on Feb. 22, 2013, according to police. He wanted to meet a woman who he found through a social network called meetme.com.

He allegedly forced her onto her bed when he arrived and made her perform sexual acts. He reportedly took her cellphone before leaving the residence.

The woman’s mother reported the alleged rape a day later.

McCliment, interviewed by police on April 3, 2013, allegedly told police he wouldn’t go to her house for “nothing,” and admitted to having sex with her.

Forensic evidence collected from the woman was sent to the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab in Harrisburg, police said. A warranted swab was taken from McCliment as well.

McCliment told police at the time of the swab that he thought the female made a statement which contained the word “sex,” police said. He allegedly took that to mean consent.

DNA analysis reported the evidence collected from the woman and McCliment were a match, police said.

The daughter met with Penn State assistant clinical professor of psychology Michael Wolff several times for evaluation, police said. A report by Wolff indicated that the woman’s “cognitive limitations are significant and that (she) does not possess the necessary parameters to adequately consent to sexual contact.”

McCliment was arraigned Monday before District Judge Thomas Jordan, according to court documents. Bail was set at $200,000.

A preliminary hearing is slated for Jan. 18.

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