Cedar Point Worker Arrested for Allegedly Raping 14-Year-Old Co-Worker


Sandusky police arrested a University of Pennsylvania student and temporary Cedar Point employee named Domenico Grace-Iacovetta on rape charges Saturday night. Grace-Iacovetta is accused of raping a 14-year-old fellow employee.

According to the Sandusky Register, the 20-year-old college student was working at Cedar Point to raise funds for his fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau, as a game stand attendant when he met his alleged victim. 

The victim, a Sandusky native, told police Grace-Iacovetta raped her Saturday night in a Cedar Point apartment. After coming back to his room with a group post-shift, Grace-Iacovetta allegedly forced himself on her once others had left.

After the incident, she told her mother who then informed police. The girl was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center for a sexual assault exam while Grace-Iacovetta was arrested around 11 p.m. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

Since Saturday, he has also been arraigned and pleaded not guilty to the first-degree felony charge of rape. 

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