Former Torrington Officer Charged With Felonies

Jun 9, 2020 | Regional News

Torrington, Wyo. (Story by Denise Heilbrun-Ellis) June 9, 2020 — A jury trial has been set in Eighth Judicial District Court in Torrington for Anthony John Scoleri, 36, of Torrington.

Scoleri, a former Torrington Police Department (TPD) officer, has been charged with five felony counts, all of which are sex crimes.  One count of first-degree sexual assault, three counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, and one count of incest.
In the Affidavit of Probable Cause, that on Feb. 22 the victim, a 15-year-old minor, reported to officers at the TPD, that on Feb. 12 and into the Feb. 13 in a garage in Torrington,  Scoleri forced her to perform oral sex on him and then he held her down and performed it on her. She then said, he forced her to have sex.
The victim gave the officers a description of the clothes she was wearing at the time of the assault and where they were in the residence. She also informed them of what Scoleri was wearing.
On Feb. 23, Scoleri was interviewed and denied the sexual assault allegation and did not know why she would say those accusations against him. He submitted to a DNA test and it was sent into the Wyoming State Crime Lab (WSCL).  On that same day, officials from the TPD, Wyoming DCI agents and members of the state crime lab issued a search warrant on the residence and found items relating to the investigation, including clothing that was worn by both parties the night of the incident. In particular, the underwear worn by the victim. All items were sent to the WSCL.
On April 13-14, the DNA report was given which concluded Scoleri’s DNA was on the waistband and crotch of the victim’s underwear. A warrant for his arrest was issued and served.
He was booked into the Goshen County Detention Center and is out on bond, which was set at 10% of $100,000.
Scoleri plead not guilty in district court on June 2, before Judge Patrick Korell.  He is being represented by attorney Donna D Domonkos of Cheyenne.  A two-day jury trial is set for Nov. 16, 2020, at 9 a.m. in the Goshen County District Courtroom.
If he is found guilty, Scoleri could face up to 50 years for each of the four sexual assault crimes and/or a $10,000 fine for each and for the incest count, the penalty is 15 years and/or a $10,000 fine.