Pennsylvania State Police have arrested a New Hyde Park man for allegedly raping a 15-year-old female.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, Frank R. Neglia, 46, allegedly provided alcohol to an underage female during a sweet sixteen party at the Neglia residence in Reflection Lakes Equinunk, Wayne County on July 23-24, 2011.
The victim, attended the party and along with other minors, was provided alcohol by Neglia during the evening. The victim stated that she was extremely intoxicated and that Neglia sexually assaulted her during the night. Eventually the victim was able to leave the residence with her friend’s mother. The victim was subsequently examined by medical personnel and DNA evidence was recovered.
Police were called and immediately responded to the scene, but Neglia had fled the state, leaving his 16-year-old daughter at the residence without any transportation from the scene.
On July 26, 2011 the Pennsylvania State Police were informed that Neglia had been arrested in Nassau County by the U.S. Marshal’s office and the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department on a probation violation. He was released to the Pensylvania State Police on February 9 and was transported to Wayne County on Monday, where he was subsequently placed under arrest. Bail was set at $300,000.
Neglia has been charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault and four counts of furnishing alcohol to minors. District Attorney Janine Edwards stated that this is a matter she, with the state police, will pursue this case with every tool at their disposal.