Latrobe HS senior accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old in auditorium

LATROBE, Pa. — A Greater Latrobe High School senior is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old fellow student between seats in the school’s auditorium, police said.

Nicholas Carroll, 18, was arrested Wednesday for the alleged assault, which investigators said happened in October.

According to a criminal complaint, the alleged victim told police that there were other students on the auditorium’s stage at the time, but no one heard her crying.

Investigators became aware of the incident in mid-February when Carroll called a crisis hotline. During the call, Carroll mentioned that he considered shooting the girl and other students, police said.

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Carroll was arraigned Wednesday on charges of statutory sexual assault and terroristic threats. He was released from custody on bond.

“Nick has never been in trouble before. He's a good person and good human being, and we're going to do everything we can to get him through this situation and let him move forward with his life because he deserves that chance,” Michael Ferguson, Carroll’s attorney, said. “You'll see Nick is a very good kid, but he's struggled mightily with this situation.”

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