High school sports star charged with raping 17-year-old girl - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

High school sports star charged with raping 17-year-old girl

Posted: Updated:

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - A two-sport star at a suburban Pittsburgh high school has been charged with raping a 17-year-old girl.

Eighteen-year-old Ross Wilkerson was the leading scorer for Chartiers Valley High School's basketball team when he was arrested Tuesday on rape, aggravated indecent assault and other charges. He also stars on the school's baseball team and had planned to attend John Carroll University to play that sport.

Scott Township police say Wilkerson messaged the girl on Snapchat last Friday, told her he had a gift for her and asked her to go to a pool house behind his home. Police say when the girl arrived, Wilkerson forced her to have sex.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Wilkerson. School officials have declined to comment, citing confidentiality rules about student matters.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • Too hot to handle: Politics of warming part of culture wars

    Too hot to handle: Politics of warming part of culture wars

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:34:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File). FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2009, file photo, former-Sen. Tim Wirth moderates the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0, in Las Vegas. Three decades after early warnings about global warming, the issue has become entrenched in the...(AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File). FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2009, file photo, former-Sen. Tim Wirth moderates the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0, in Las Vegas. Three decades after early warnings about global warming, the issue has become entrenched in the...
    Three decades after early warnings about global warming, the issue has become entrenched in the nation's culture wars.More >>
    Three decades after early warnings about global warming, the issue has become entrenched in the nation's culture wars.More >>
  • The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

    The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:32:39 GMT
    The competition for Fox is heating up, as Disney is boosting its offer for the company to $70.3 billion.More >>
    The competition for Fox is heating up, as Disney is boosting its offer for the company to $70.3 billion.More >>
  • Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

    Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:32:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE- This Feb. 1, 2018, file photo shows a Burger King Whopper meal combo at a restaurant in the United States. Burger King says it’s sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant f...(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File). FILE- This Feb. 1, 2018, file photo shows a Burger King Whopper meal combo at a restaurant in the United States. Burger King says it’s sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant f...
    Burger King says it's sorry for an ad in Russia offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to women who get pregnant from World Cup players.More >>
    Burger King says it's sorry for an ad in Russia offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to women who get pregnant from World Cup players.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms