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Hampton Township man, 19, facing sexual assault charges


A Hampton Township man will head to court after police say he sexually assaulted a woman.

Kory W. Zech, of Victoria Drive, 19, is charged with felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forced compulsion and sexual assault, as well as a misdemeanor count of indecent assault.

Those charges were held for court Wednesday by District Judge Tom Swan after a preliminary hearing in West Deer.

Police say in court documents that Zech, the night of April 22, was at his home with a family member and the unidentified victim. The trio were watching television together until the family member left to take a shower, leaving Zech and the victim alone, police say.

When the victim attempted to leave Zech allegedly told her he would see her out of the house through the basement. Once there, police say, while the two hugged to say goodbye, Zech grabbed the victim’s butt and exposed himself.

The victim told police she instructed Zech to stop, but that he instead began to touch her over her clothing before attempting to remove her pants. The victim told police she attempted several times to tell Zech to stop trying to take her pants off and that she did not want to have sex with him.

The victim was forced to perform a sex act on Zech against her will, she told police.

When the victim informed police of the alleged assault, they say she agreed to let them record phone calls with Zech. Zech refused calls from the victim, but did exchange text messages which police submitted to the court. In those text messages Zech appears to admit to the alleged sex act and apologizes to the victim.

Zech is free on bond ahead of a formal arraignment scheduled for Sept. 20 in Pittsburgh.

Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Matthew at 724-226-4675, [email protected] or via Twitter @matthew_medsger.

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