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Somerset County DA Arrested

The Somerset County District Attorney faces multiple felonies after State police arrested him yesterday and charged him with raping and assaulting a woman in Windber.

State Police say Thomas went into the woman’s home uninvited struck her during an argument and choked and raped her in a criminal complaint.

Thomas now faces 6 counts including felony rape and criminal trespassing

Police say the woman told them she’s known Thomas in a professional capacity and that he’s tried to initiate sexual encounters with her for years

She told police he showed up uninvited with beer and marijuana and when she told him to leave a fight ensued leading to the sexual assault

Thomas’s Pittsburgh based attorney Ryan Tutera says Thomas denies all of it and he will have his day in court.

“I’m asking the public to withhold judgement against Jeff. He has worked tirelessly for Somerset County. :55 He’s taking a lot of drugs off the street and he’s made a lot of good judgements as a
professional.”

Jeff Thomas is out of jail Tonight, having posted 5 thousand dollars in bail.

A preliminary hearing will be held Wednesday

 

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