Couple ordered to trial in sexual assault of boy
A Donora couple accused of sexually assaulting a young boy have been ordered to stand trial.
Damien Milchak, 30, of 1117 McKean Ave., Donora, and his wife, Anastasia, 29, appeared Wednesday before Monongahela District Judge Mark Wilson in Washington County Central Court on charges related to the alleged sexual assault of the boy, who was 10 at the time.
Damien Milchak is charged with two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and one count each of rape of a child, sexual intercourse with an animal, endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors.
Anastasia Milchak is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person under age 16 and endangering the welfare of children.
Both Milchaks stared at the boy as he responded to questions from Assistant District Attorney Traci McDonald.
The boy, who was visibly shaken, testified that Damien Milchak removed his clothing, then forced him to wear women's lingerie before the assaults.
He then testified that Damien Milchak sexually assaulted a pet cat.
When McDonald asked if Damien Milchak said anything during or after the alleged assault, the boy responded, "Not to tell anyone. He said not to tell."
The fifth-grader said he was frequently "smacked" by the couple. When he cried, the couple often told him he "acted like a girl," the child testified.
The boy further testified that Anastasia Milchak tried to choke him with her bare hands.
According to a criminal complaint, the alleged assaults took place from November 2010 through March 2011 at the couple's residence.
Donora police were alerted to the situation by Washington County Children and Youth Services. CYS staff members attended the hearing but were not called to testify.