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Pa. man jailed after alleged sexual assault at Wilson College

July 02, 2002|by STACEY DANZUSO

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was jailed following the alleged sexual assault of a woman in a Wilson College dorm last week.

Scott F. Fickes, 27, of 554 Lincoln Way East, Apt. 8, was charged with one count each of sexual assault, indecent assault and burglary, Chambersburg Police said.

According to court records, Fickes went to a Chambersburg tavern on June 23 with two women. They left the bar at 2:30 a.m., and one woman brought Fickes back to her dorm room at Wilson College, according to court records.

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The victim told police she had been drinking and was tired and immediately got undressed and went to bed in her own room at the college.

The victim woke up later with a man naked on top of her, raping her, court records said.

She began screaming and struck him with her fist, causing him to get off her. He dressed and left the bedroom fully clothed through the front door, court records said.

The front doors of the dorm are locked and a second set of interior doors are also locked. The victim said she is sure she also locked her dorm room door before getting in bed. The window of an adjoining room showed visible signs of forced entry, according to court records.

The victim did not report the incident to Chambersburg Police until Wednesday.

Police questioned Fickes on Friday and charges were filed with District Justice Gary Carter.

He was arraigned and placed in Franklin County Prison, according to police.

A man who answered the phone at the prison Monday night refused to say if Fickes was still in the prison.

The Morning Herald does not identify victims of sexual assault.

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