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Rapsinski facing sexual assault charges

November 22, 2017 News Extra

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JEFFERSON TWP — A man already jailed on charges he dragged an off-duty police officer by his vehicle is now accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Lee J. Rapsinski, 20, of Penn Township was arraigned Wednesday on five charges, three of them felonies, in the latest case filed against him.

State police allege Rapsinski on Nov. 11 molested the girl in his car on Dinnerbell Road in Jefferson Township.

The victim during a forensic interview Nov. 16 recounted that she met the defendant on Snapchat and eventually agreed to “hang out” with him, according to court documents.

Police also allege the defendant while communicating with the girl on social media, exposed himself to her via live stream video.

District Judge Sue Haggerty arraigned Rapsinski on felony charges of aggravated indecent assault, interference with the custody of children and corruption of minors, and misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and indecent assault.

Haggerty set $50,000 bail in the case.

Rapsinski has been in the Butler County Prison on $50,000 bail since Nov. 11 when state police arrested him in the earlier case.

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