Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl at Scranton High School

SCRANTON -- A young man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager inside Scranton High School has already completed his sentence.

Last month, a judge sentenced Henry Pena Acosta, 19, to a minimum of the 271 days he had already spent in jail.

Acosta is out now and is allowed to enter a work release program.

Acosta pleaded guilty to corruption of minors.

Prosecutors said he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in Scranton High School last school year. On several occasions throughout the school year, Pena Acosta and the 14-year-old would have sexual contact in a secluded area of the school. The girl told investigators that Pena Acosta started communicating with her over Snapchat, a mobile phone chat app. He told her he was 17 and in 10th grade.


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