A 20-year-old Scranton man is in the Wyoming County jail after being charged with sexually assaulting a Keystone College student in her dorm room in February.

According to court records, John Reynold Kopko of Birch Street, went over “as normal to hang out with our friends” in one of the Keystone dorms.

A police criminal complaint filed by Dalton Borough Police Sgt. Scott Gaughan noted that Kopko had expressed an interest in staying the night of Feb. 28. He had been told to sleep on the living room couch, but he expressed that he wanted to stay in her room to watch TV.

The coed told Sgt. Gaughan that she had fallen asleep and awoke to find Kopko touching her in an inappropriate fashion. The complaint said the victim had not let on that she was awake, when Kopko thought she was asleep.

A couple of days later, according to the complaint, the victim confronted Kopko via SnapChat on which he apologized, and she told police she had a copy of the conversation.

Kopko was arraigned Friday before Magisterial District Judge David Plummer on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault without consent, all felonies, and Judge Plummer set bail at $25,000.

Unable to post bail, Kopko was remanded to the Wyoming County Jail, and he has a preliminary hearing before Judge Plummer set for Sept. 29.


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