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High school sports star ordered to trial on rape charge

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SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - A two-sport star at a suburban Pittsburgh high school has been ordered to stand trial on rape and other charges in an alleged assault on a 17-year-old girl.

An Allegheny County district court judge ruled Friday that prosecutors had enough evidence to send the case against 18-year-old Ross Wilkerson to county court.

Prosecutors allege that Wilkerson asked the girl to go to a pool house behind his home, saying he had a gift for her, and then sexually assaulted her.

Wilkerson was the leading scorer for Chartiers (SHAR'-teers) Valley High School's basketball team and also stars on the baseball team.

Defense attorneys questioned why she waited a couple of days to see a doctor and report the assault.

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