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December 23, 2010

'Casper' charged in rapes of girl

NEW CASTLE — An alleged rapist used a Halloween mask to scare at least one of his young victims into silence.

Robert Thomas Kasperowski Sr., 57, has been charged with 10 counts of rape, 10 counts of aggravated indecent assault and 10 counts of indecent assault, all felonies, dating back to 2004 and 2005. New Castle police filed charges Tuesday with District Judge Melissa A. Amodie.

The victim, who was under 13 at the time, said Kasperowski was supposed to be supervising her, a brother and a half-sister while their father went to work.

She said Kasperowski, whose addressed is listed at 224 E. Wallace, Apartment 2, first took her sister into his bedroom and closed the door. When they came out, he reportedly took the victim into the bedroom.

The victim told police that Kasperowski “touched her genitals and put his thing in me.” She told police that similar incidents took place at least 10 times.

She said that Kasperowski told her she would be in trouble if she told anyone and that “Casper” would get her. She said “Casper” was a scary mask that the alleged attacker kept in a closet of his apartment.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim approached police in November after an incident that threatened to put her back into contact with Kasperowski.

Kasperowski has not yet been taken into custody, according to court records.

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