Sex Assault Charge Leads to Sobbing Mugshot
Anthony Zingale allegedly held knife to woman for sex
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2016 7:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – There's nothing at all amusing about the serious charges a Wisconsin man is facing—but his mugshot is getting a few pokes on the Internet. Anthony Zingale, 19, is accused of threatening a Plymouth woman with a knife in a rape attempt at a house party Saturday night, the Sheboygan Press reports. Per the criminal complaint, Zingale says he entered a bathroom at the party and dropped his pants to answer an urgent call of nature, despite being embarrassed that a woman was in the room already. He says that woman then lunged for a knife he had brought into the bathroom with him. A different tale emerges from the woman, who tells cops Zingale came in naked from the waist down, put a knife to her throat, and warned he'd hurt her if she didn't have sex with him.

She escaped by luring him out of the bathroom in a fake attempt to bring him into a bedroom instead for their "encounter"; she screamed for help once they were out of the bathroom and the woman's husband called police. Cops say Zingale immediately offered his hands for the cuffs when they arrived, admitting he'd been drinking and saying that his mom was also at the party. Zingale, who is facing charges of sexual assault and carrying a concealed weapon, could face a long haul in the slammer if convicted: The Press says up to 40 years, Fox6 says up to 60. He was released on $15,000 bond and is due back in court June 8, WHBL reports. (See other noteworthy mugshots here.)
 

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