Raw Story: The Republican district attorney of Somerset County, Pennsylvania is facing multiple charges related to an alleged sexual assault he committed over the weekend.
Embracing the pro-rape "grab 'em by the pussy" ethos of Trumpism, Republican Jeffrey Lynn Thomas was charged w/ rape and strangulation of woman: Like Trump, Thomas ran for office as a tough-on-crime candidate. Also like Trump, he turned out to be one of the GOP's worst criminals.— Bill Madden (@maddenifico) September 23, 2021
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that Somerset County DA Jeffrey Lynn Thomas has been charged with rape, strangulation, criminal trespass, and other charges after a woman reported that he came to her house and assaulted her.
Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey Lynn Thomas is not legally required to resign or temporarily step aside from his position after being arrested and arraigned Wednesday on rape and other charges. https://t.co/7LktcJHB1x— The Tribune-Democrat (@tribunedemocrat) September 23, 2021
“Police said Mr. Thomas entered the home of a female acquaintance and refused to leave after being told to get out of the house,” writes the Post Gazette. “The district attorney is then said to have sexually and physically assaulted the woman.”
The Daily Beast notes that the 36-year-old Thomas ran for DA as a tough-on-crime candidate, although he’s now been charged with several crimes of his own.
The publication also points to reports that Thomas’s alleged victim “knew Thomas in a professional capacity and that she had for years rebuffed his persistent sexual advances.”
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN INTRODUCING THE 2024 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST Somerset County DA Jeffrey (THE RAPIST) Lynn Thomas— Brook Lee Harris (@keybrite) September 23, 2021
Pennsylvania Republican DA charged with rape and strangulation after alleged assault of woman https://t.co/92Xs1nktR4