Man Admits Raping Woman with Special Needs

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DUNMORE — A man admits he raped and impregnated a woman with special needs.

Joseph Caswell from Dunmore pleaded guilty Monday to the rape which happened in Scranton in early 2015.

The woman had the child, and investigators said a DNA test led them to Caswell.

Police said the victim has autism and has the mental capacity of a 5 year old.


  • Justunbelievable

    Dear sweet, confused Warningfakenews. “The reply below you” was directed at Justg, who apparently adores rapists, but just through observation you probably should have figured that one out. Is everything about you?

  • nycoccet

    Seeing this makes me sick. I was talking to this guy while in line at the grocery store Saturday. This right here , is why you don’t leave your kids alone. Unfortunately creeps and rapist shop too.

  • JustG

    They need to also mention that while the victim has the IQ of a 5 year old the rapist has the IQ of a 6 year old. They are both mentally challenged. He gets Disability for the same exact issues which she gets disability for. The District Autorney’s office seems to be making a bigger deal out of this than they should…. oh yeah…. votes. That is sad.

    • warningfakenews

      If you’re first sentence were true then there is no case. People who happen to have special needs have the same rights you do, including the right to procreate, should they choose to. That is, of course, if she were a willing participant.

      • 🤔

        I don’t agree with you. If she only has the mentality of a 5 yr old, how is she going to take care of a baby? It would be like giving a 5 yr old child a baby to take care of. A 5 yr old is not capable of caring for a baby therefore neither is this woman.

      • warningfakenews

        It’s not that you don’t agree with me, it’s that you don’t agree with current law. It would probably take a constitutional amendment to change the status of that, too. That’s a tall order.

    • Justunbelievable

      So you’re on the rapist’s side. Cool. You must have the IQ of a four-year-old. That would explain your language “skills.”

      • warningfakenews

        Nope. Just happen to know what their rights are. They can also vote, and are encouraged to should that be their choice.

        And to the reply below me, there is no IQ test for getting a driver’s license, but just through observation you probably should have figured that one out. Plenty of people prove that to be the case daily. Getting a driver’s license is as simple as passing the tests, and people might surprise you at their abilities to do certain things if their heart is set on it.


      Sorry Bubb, but an IQ of a 6 year old would never get a drivers license.
      This is from the Scranton Times news story.

      Detectives used DNA testing to confirm Caswell is the child’s father. Initially, he said he is sterile. Then, he admitted he and the victim had sex in his car at East Scranton Little League Field.

  • Lance

    There is a special place in hell for someone like him. With any luck he will get a preview of that in prison.

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