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Allentown man charged in rape investigation

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin and Emmaus Police Chief Jason Apgar announced an arrest in a rape investigation involving a 94-year-old person residing in a facility for those with impaired memory in Emmaus.

In a news release dated July 28, it was announced Anthony Phillip Clark, 48, of Allentown, faces charges of alleged rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, felonies of the first degree and alleged institutional sexual assault and sexual assault, felonies of the second degree.

According to court records, Clark was unable to post bail and was confined to Lehigh County Jail as of July 28.

The incident was detailed as follows:

On Feb. 2, Emmaus police received a report of a sexual assault at South Mountain Memory Care in Emmaus.

An employee entered a resident’s room and saw Clark, an employee of the facility at the time, allegedly assaulting the victim, a resident who suffered from dementia and could not communicate.

Clark was immediately dismissed from employment, according to authorities.

The investigation revealed evidence later matched to Clark’s DNA.

The administration at South Mountain Memory Care cooperated fully and completely in the investigation, according to authorities.

The victim died June 15.

There is no evidence the resident’s death was connected to the sexual assault, according to the news release.