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Police: Campus Police Officer Sexually Assaulted 13 Year-Old Girl

A 24-year-old former Muhlenberg College police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl inside her home and e-mailing her sexually explicit photos.

Faced with 33 charges for the alleged sexual assault of a Nazareth girl 11 years his junior, a 24-year-old former Muhlenberg College police officer surrendered to authorities Friday, according to Nazareth Police Chief Thomas Trachta.

Nicholas Repko-Moschini, of 1404 N. New St., Bethlehem, was arraigned by on-duty District Judge Todd Strohe of Bangor and sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

On June 5, according to a police criminal complaint, the 13-year-old girl told Officer Stephen Schleig that she had been sexually assaulted more than a month earlier by Repko-Moschini at her Nazareth home.

The alleged assault happened on April 26.

The victim said that before the alleged assault, she began communicating with Repko-Moschini via Facebook and e-mail. The conversations, according to court records, lasted from April to May and became increasingly sexual in nature. 

On April 16, Repko-Moschini allegedly asked the girl to send an electronic image of her breasts. Using her e-mail account, police say, the girl obliged.

The photo-sharing didn’t stop there, according to police. Between April 10 and May 11, Repko-Moschini allegedly sent the girl 20 separate messages, each sexual in nature.

At least four of the messages contained photos of Repko-Moschini’s penis and his upper and lower torso, according to court records. 

Other messages sent by Repko-Moschini, police say, requested sexual acts.

The relationship stepped out of the digital realm when Repko-Moschini arrived at the girl’s Nazareth home.

According to court records, not only did Repko-Moschini kiss the girl, but he also fondled her naked breasts, had her perform oral sex and attempted intercourse. 

Repko-Moschini left shortly after the alleged assault, according to police. The two did not speak again until May 11, when Repko-Moschini allegedly sent the girl an iPhone photo of his erect penis. 

Repko-Moschini has been charged with:

  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse – person less than 16 years of age
  • Unlawful contact with minor – sexual offenses
  • Criminal attempt – unlawful contact with a minor – sexual offenses
  • Statutory sexual assault – 8-11 years older
  • Aggravated indecent assault – person less than 16 years of age
  • Criminal attempt – person less than 16 years of age
  • Criminal use of a communication facility (19 counts)
  • Corruption of minors (4 counts)
  • Sexual abuse of children
  • Photograph/Film/Depict On Computer Sex Act – Child
  • Indecent assault – person less than 16 years of age

According to Jillian Lowery, director of college communications at Muhlenberg College, Repko-Moschini is no longer employed at the college.

Lowery did not know when his employment status changed. She added that the college could not comment further on Repko-Moschini or his case.

Repko-Moschini is, as of press time, listed in the college's staff directory as a Campus Police Reserve Officer. For security purposes, according to Lowery, the college cannot divulge specifics on Campus Safety and Security operations -- or Repko-Moschini's duties.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect additional information provided by Muhlenberg College.

Aaron October 02, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I'd like to know why the article title says police officer charged with sexual assault when he's a FORMER college rent-a-cop!!! There's a reason this guy couldn't become a real cop and prob why he couldn't even keep a security job! Terrible judgement... But the liberal media chose to attack the police unjustified again! It's hard to imagine why some people hate the police when they are fed this anti police rhetoric!!
Elizabeth Rich (Editor) October 02, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Hi Aaron, Thanks for writing in! It makes me feel really good when I see that people feel safe enough to post passionate views on my site. I just wanted to clarify that the original criminal complaint referred to Mr. Repko-Moschini as a campus police officer. We did confirm that fact with Muhlenberg College representatives as well. Again, thanks for writing in!

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