Mount St. Mary College student charged with rape
A Brooklyn teen has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a victim on a Hudson Valley college campus.
Newburgh police arrested 19-year-old Anthony Pennachio, a student at Mount St. Mary College, on first-degree rape charges.
He is out on bail and has pleaded not guilty.
Detectives say they believe Pennachio may have sexually assaulted other victims on campus, according to the report.
Incoming freshman Lea Kane says that makes her concerned for her safety.
"I think it can be scary. It can happen to anybody," she said.
Her mom also feels uneasy.
"It's scary times right now," she said. "I'm always going to worry about her. As a mom, you never stop worrying."
Mount St. Mary College officials say they are cooperating in the investigation. Newburgh police are asking anyone with information to contact them.