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                                 VILLAGE OF ALDEN MAN CHARGED WITH RAPE

January 24, 2012- Village of Alden- Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is announcing the arrest of a Village of Alden man this afternoon on charges of rape (B) felony; criminal sexual act (B) felony;  burglary 2nd degree (C) felony; sex abuse (D) felony;   after he entered his  victim’s home through an unlocked door and attacked her in the shower last month- during the early morning hours of December 15 th on Broadway in the Village of Alden.   

Erie County Sheriff’s patrol responded to the scene where the victim was interviewed and evidence was secured; she was taken to ECMC where a rape kit was performed.  

During the course of the investigation, detectives interviewed the suspect, 25 year old Sam Muscarella of Seabrook Drive, Alden , who denied raping the victim, an acquaintance of his.  Muscarella voluntarily submitted to a DNA buccal swab test- the results of which came back positive this morning.   

 Muscarella will be arraigned this evening on the charges at 6:00 pm in the Village of Alden Court.

Senior Detective Jim Hatch; Detective Christian Parisi and Detective Scott Piel assisted in the investigation.