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Westminster man charged with rape of developmentally delayed woman

Nikolas Alexander Tasony, 27, was charged March 7 after he allegedly raped a developmentally delayed female at the Westminster library.
Nikolas Alexander Tasony, 27, was charged March 7 after he allegedly raped a developmentally delayed female at the Westminster library. (Contributed)

A Westminster man was charged March 7 after he allegedly raped a developmentally delayed female at the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library.

Nikolas Alexander Tasony, 27, of the unit block of Pennsylvania Avenue, was charged with one count each of second-degree rape and the physical abuse of a vulnerable adult. He is being held without bond as of March 7, according to electronic court records.

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A Westminster man on Wednesday was sentenced to serve 17 to 34 years in a Pennsylvania state prison for a forcible rape while he was a student at York College.

According to the statement of charges, Westminster City Police responded to an alleged sexual assault at the Westminster Library on Thursday at around 3 p.m. after surveillance footage showed a woman diagnosed with “an intellectual disability” coming out of the family restroom with Tasony.

When confronted, Tasony “quickly uttered to staff that it was consensual,” and staff contacted police when they “learned ‘it’ was sexual intercourse he was advising,” according to the report.

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The female was accompanied to the library by a peer from a local nonprofit, and told Tasony she was with her “one-on-one” when he approached her at the computers, according to the statement.

She was about to play a word game, the female told police, when Tasony began talking with her about having sexual intercourse and she said no, according to the statement.

“[She] stated that she went to the women’s bathroom and that Nikolas followed her to the restroom and talked to her at the doorway of the bathroom asking for [her] to come with [him] to have sexual intercourse,” according to the statement, “to which [she] again said ‘No.’ ”

Nicholas L. Gray, 22, of the 100 block of Smith Avenue, was charged with one count each of second-degree rape and second-degree assault.

The vulnerable adult later detailed the event to the police from the hospital, and is quoted in the report stating Tasony kissed her on her lips with his tongue and it made her feel scared. She also alleged he put his mouth on [the] bare skin [of her] right breast … after Nikolas moved her shirt to conduct the sexual act, and that Tasony pulled down her pants and instructed her to sit down on the bathroom floor so Tasony could have sexual intercourse with her.

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A court date is scheduled for April 3.

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