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Somerset County DA Arrested

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,”

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