- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

PLUM, Pa. (AP) - Police say a Pennsylvania man raped a woman and carved a slur on her stomach with a kitchen knife.

Twenty-seven-year-old Michael Decarolis, of Turtle Creek, faces a preliminary hearing Nov. 4 on charges including rape and aggravated assault.

Police say Decarolis went to the woman’s home in Plum Borough, where he grabbed a kitchen knife and used it to mutilate her and force her to have sex. Allegheny County detectives say Decarolis threatened the woman with a knife again to get her to give him a ride home after the Oct. 23 attack.

Decarolis remained jailed Friday.

His attorney says Decarolis will be pleading not guilty and looks forward to a “thorough” preliminary hearing.

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