Pa. Man gets 30 years in prison for violence and sexual assault of woman

May 6, 2019

Christopher Gerald Skorets, 19, of Carbondale, Pa., was sentenced last week, after pleading guilty to charges of sodomy, abduction, strangulation, assault and battery of a family member; and for using a false ID.


In accordance with a plea agreement, Virginia Beach Circuit Court Judge Steven C. Frucci sentenced Skorets to 30 years and 36 months in prison, with all but 15 years suspended.


Had this case gone to trial, the Commonwealth's evidence would have proven that on October 6, 2018, a Virginia Beach police officer observed Skorets and a woman, later identified as his girlfriend, walking along railroad tracks on Baker Road in Virginia Beach. 


Skorets did a double take and gave an odd look to the officer, who noticed that the woman had a hoodie on her head, even though it was warm outside.  The officer asked if they needed help and observed that the woman had a large black eye.


 Sun stock image of a woman in danger.


When questioned, Skorets provided a false name to the officer. 


When the officer learned the correct name, he saw that Skorets had outstanding criminal warrants in Pennsylvania for various charges, including, aggravated assault against the woman. 


She told police that Skorets had been physically and sexually abusive to her since they began staying in Virginia Beach on October 1, 2018. In addition to the black eye, the woman had ligature marks on her back, bruises on her arms and legs, a cut on her forehead and a cut on her finger, scratches on the back of her neck and the hair on her head was shaved off. 


She also told police that Skorets had prevented her from escaping him. 


When interviewed by police, Skorets admitted to a number of the offenses.

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