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Renatta Signorini

A Derry Township man allegedly choked a Ligonier Township woman while raping her in September, according to court papers.

Khachek Alexan Hamerski, 26, was arrested Wednesday on charges of rape, sexual assault, strangulation and related offenses.

Police said Hamerski went to his accuser’s home on Sept. 7 at 4:30 a.m. after they had been out with a group of friends at an area establishment.

The woman reported that she told Hamerski she didn’t want to have sex with him, according to a police affidavit. She repeatedly tried to get away and said “no.” At one point, the accuser said Hamerski held down both of her hands and grabbed her throat, according to police.

The alleged assault ended when Hamerski learned what time it was and had to leave for work, police said. The woman was treated at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.

He was being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $25,000 bail. He did not have an attorney listed in online court records.

A Feb. 16 preliminary hearing is set.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, rsignorini@tribweb.com or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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