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Man charged with alleged rape of woman

A Summit Hill man has been charged with the alleged rape of a woman.

According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by officer Brian Horos of the Summit Hill Police Department in the case against Gerome McCullough:

At 8:14 p.m. Friday, Horos was called to the Emergency Room at St. Luke’s Miners Campus in Coaldale, where staff said they were treating a woman who had been sexually assaulted that day in the borough.

The victim told him that she was at her residence with McCullough, 45, and her roommate/landlord.

The victim told Horos that the three of them were installing a microwave oven and McCullough told her that he needed a level for the bracket that was going to support the microwave.

The victim and McCullough went into the garage located behind the residence, and the woman said McCullough shut the door and locked it, and began to touch her amid protests. She said he forced her into sexual intercourse.

The victim told Horos that she was “frozen with fear,” and didn’t fight back or yell for help.

The victim said once McCullough finished, they then left the garage and reentered the residence, where once inside, McCullough stayed for a bit, then left the residence.

The victim eventually went to the hospital for examination.

McCullough denied having any type of inappropriate contact with the victim.

McCullough faces charges of rape; involuntary deviate sexual intercourse; aggravated indecent assault; and indecent assault.

He is currently incarcerated in the Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 cash bail, and scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Nov. 10 before District Judge Casimir T. Kosciolek of Lansford.