State police in Hazleton, Pennsylvania arrested Emmanuel Paulino today for what they allege was a particularly brutal rape. Paulino is also accused of assaulting the officer who tried to arrest him.
Warning: this article describes non-consensual sex-acts of a particularly violent nature.
According to court records, the victim — whose name has not been released — agreed to have consensual sex with Paulino after an evening in which she said they took the crystalline form of the party drug MDMA, known on the street as “Molly.” Paulino confirmed to police that he took six doses of what he believed to be “Molly.”
Although MDMA is not known to cause violent behavior, the victim told police that shortly after she and Paulino initiated intercourse, he “freaked out” and began to choke her. While choking her, he forcibly inserted his fist into her anus and, according to Paulino, “pulled something out. I pulled out something sticky that stuck to my hand.”
The victim told police that she was “screaming throughout the assault and that the attack stopped when one of her children entered the bedroom when they heard screaming.” Police found her on the floor, in the fetal position, with blood and fecal matter flowing “profusely” from her.
An emergency room physician told citizensvoice.com that the victim suffered severe internal trauma, but is expected to recover.
Paulino has been charged with numerous felonies, including aggravated assault, aggravated indecent assault, rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and sexual assault. He also faces a charge of aggravated assault for head-butting the first officer who tried to arrest him.
When brought before Magisterial District Judge James Dixon late Tuesday night, Paulino said that he is not worried about the charges, because “I have Jesus on my side.”
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