Thursday, May 9, 2019

Pottsville Man Admits to Sexually Assaulting 11 Year Old Girl

A Pottsville man has admitted to sexually assaulting an 11 year old girl.

According to Pottsville Police Chief Richard Wojiechowksy, on Tuesday May 7, 2019 the Pottsville Bureau of Police received a report pertaining to sexual abuse involving an 11-year-old female.

Detective Joseph Welsh interviewed the victim who disclosed that she had been being sexually assaulted by Jason Ciccocioppo, 40, of Pottsville. 

The victim told Welsh that the assaults had happened on multiple dates in various ways at two different locations within the City of Pottsville. Schuylkill County Children &Youth Services worked with the Pottsville Bureau of Police to immediately begin providing care for the child.

Detective Welsh interviewed Ciccocioppo at City Hall on May 7th and after being provided his Miranda Warning he agreed to speak to police. 

Ciccocioppo admitted that he had been sexually assaulting the female juvenile on multiple occasions at two locations within the City of Pottsville. 

Welsh then prepared a criminal complaint charging Ciccocioppo with Rape of a Child, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Aggravated Indecent Assault, Indecent Assault, Indecent Exposure and Corruption of Minors. 

Ciccocioppo was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge  Reiley and committed to Schuylkill County Prison after being unable to post $100,000 straight cash bail pending his preliminary hearing.

(Photo Submitted by Pottsville Police)

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