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Women allegedly have threesome with teen, 15, in Derry Township

Paul Peirce

State police allege two women who invited a 15-year-old boy to a pizza party in a Derry Township apartment had sex with him.

Tonia M. Simms, 37, and Melissa E. Weaver, 26, were arraigned Tuesday on multiple criminal charges filed by state police including statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors and indecent assault.

According to Trooper John Zalich, the juvenile recently reported the incident to police. He told police he met Simms and Weaver through a 23-year-old acquaintance and on the evening of July 8, he and Weaver were invited over for pizza at Simms’ apartment in the Holiday Acres complex.

“The child victim said that he and Melissa Weaver went over to the residence of Tonia Simms and ate pizza and drank some (alcoholic beverages). After eating, he and Melissa were downstairs, and Tonia went upstairs to put her kids to bed,” Zalich wrote in an affidavit of probable cause.

Zalich alleges Simms then invited the teen and Weaver upstairs to her bedroom.

“After they were all naked, the child victim said that Melissa looked at him and said, “What, you’ve never had a threesome before?’” Zalich wrote.

Zalich alleges the women had sex with the minor and with one another.

During the investigation, Zalich said he interviewed the mutual acquaintance and informed Simms and Weaver that the alleged victim was a minor.

“(The teen) showed me a text conversation between him and Tonia where they are talking about the child victim and how old he is,” Zalich said in the affidavit.

Zalich said both women admitted the incident.

“Tonia said that it started out as innocent flirting and turned into a big mistake because they all had a moment of weakness,” Zalich said.

Simms admitted she had intercourse with the teen on more than one occasion.

Weaver sobbed Tuesday as Bilik read the complaints Zalich filed against her.

Bilik set bond at $10,000 signature for each of the women because they voluntarily appeared at court for arraignment.

Both requested paperwork to hire a public defender to represent them at preliminary hearings Sept. 28.

Simms and Weaver declined comment on the charges as they left Bilik’s office.

Paul Peirce is a reporter for the Tribune-Review. He can be reached at 724-850-2860 or [email protected]


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