A Brooklyn teen is accused of sexually assaulting a victim on a Hudson Valley college campus — and detectives suspect he could be linked to other attacks.
Newburgh police arrested Mount St. Mary College student Anthony Pennachio on first-degree rape charges, ABC7 reported Friday.
Further details about the alleged attack, including when it occurred, have not been disclosed. It is also unclear if Pennachio was released on bail.
However, detectives said they now believe Pannachio may have sexually assaulted other victims on campus, and are asking anyone with information to contact Newburgh police, according to the report.
Mount St. Mary College officials reportedly are cooperating in the investigation.
“Our main concern, as always, is the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff,” Dr. Jason Adsit, president of Mount Saint Mary College, said in a statement to The Post.
“Violence and sexual assault are completely at odds with the values of Mount Saint Mary College, and will not be tolerated on this campus.”
Newburgh police did not immediately respond when contacted by The Post.