Pittsburgh police charge Cranberry man in Oakland rape

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Pittsburgh police charged a Cranberry man with the rape of a woman early New Year's Day in Oakland.

An attorney was not listed for Dalton Dezarn-Meinert, 20, who is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on $100,000 straight cash bond, court records show. He was also charged with giving law enforcement false information about his identity.

According to a police criminal complaint, a woman told officers she was at a house party in the 300 block of Atwood Street when Mr. Dezarn-Meinert grabbed her by the wrist and raped her in an alley behind the house about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Her friend corroborated details leading up to the rape, police wrote.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette does not generally identify victims of alleged sexual assaults without their consent.

University of Pittsburgh police took the woman's friend to the Oakland address to show them where the alleged rape occurred. She saw Mr. Dezarn-Meinert on the front porch, police wrote.

Officers chased him briefly through the home and arrested him. The woman identified him as the one who raped her, police wrote.

Mr. Dezarn-Meinert is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday.


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