Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey Thomas was arrested Wednesday afternoon on rape and other related charges, state police said in a release.
Troopers say the charges come after an investigation related to an incident that happened in Windber Borough Saturday.
Thomas was arraigned Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. on rape, indecent assault, strangulation, simple assault, and criminal trespassing charges, according to investigators.
He was remanded to the Cambria County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.
“The charges this defendant is facing for a violent attack are deeply disturbing. Mr. Thomas is entrusted by the public to uphold the law and serve as a voice for victims. I commend the bravery of the victim that has come forward that is never an easy thing to do, especially when your abuser is a powerful elected official. Today is a reminder that no one is above the law,”