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Keystone Games coach charged in attempted coverup of rape of teen girl

A Keystone Games coach Alicia Colon, 25, of Reading faces charges of hindering the investigation of the rape of a 16 year old girl at a suburban Harrisburg hotel last August. Colon had been the assistant field hockey coach for two years at Kutztown Area High School.

Lower Swatara Township Police began investigating the case on October 27. They were informed of an alleged rape that happened on the night of August 3rd into the early hours of August 4, at the Best Western Hotel on South Eisenhower Boulevard.

Police say that Alicia Colon, 25, of Reading, was acting as an assistant coach during the Keystone Games and was given a room at the Best Western.  On August 3, Colon was going to have a girl’s night with three other females, two of them juveniles, at the room.  The victim was given permission by her family to spend the night. That evening Colon brought  three males to the hotel room to stay overnight.

In the early morning hours, a man identified as Rafael Gomez, 23, of Reading, forcibly raped the victim on the floor, while everyone was present in the room. Immediately afterwards, the victim sent a text message to Colon telling her what had happened. When Colon received the message later in the morning, she made the men leave the room.

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After the men left, Colon approached the victim and allegedly told her not to say anything because it could cause Colon to lose her coaching job. The girl eventually told her mother, who then contacted the police.

Charges against Gomez include Rape, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Indecent Assault, Indecent Assault, Corruption of Minors, and Unlawful contact with a Minor. Gomez is currently being held in Berks County Prison on an unrelated charge.

Colon surrendered to police this afternoon.  She is charged with 2 counts of Hindering Apprehension, Criminal Use of a Communication Device, 2 counts of Endangering Welfare of Children, and Corruption of Minors. Following arraignment she was freed on $50,000 bail.


3 Comments to “Keystone Games coach charged in attempted coverup of rape of teen girl”

    Henry said:
    December 4, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Nice coach. If you like dirt bags. What a looser. Save my job so some teen can be

      Al P said:
      December 4, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      Even though you can't spell, Henry, this is not abuse. This ia aggravated rape, a major felony. Then, again, this is Reading. Colon is a prime player in arranging this crime and is as giulty as Gomez. Then, Colon tried to cover it up. Reading, like other cities that refuse to acknowledge the real problem with sanctuary will continue to pay the price.

    veb said:
    December 5, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Problem one, coach wants to have a girls night in a hotel room with minors. Problem two, the parents allowed her to go. Problem three, coach brings men to sleep in a room with said minors present. How did no one else in the room hear this going on? Did the coach leave the room that they say she got the text the next morning? This child is now scared for life because a lack of responsible adults in her life.

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