York City man allegedly tried to get victim to change story

  • Felix Rosario allegedly told the victim in his assault case to change her story.
  • Rosario is accused of assaulting the woman while she was pregnant in April.

A York City man accused of assaulting a pregnant woman earlier this year allegedly tried to get her to change her story.

Police said Felix Luis Rosario, 22, of the 900 block of West Poplar Street, assaulted the woman in late April after getting in a "heated argument."

Rosario has been in prison since he was charged, and officials say he sent between six and eight letters to the woman asking her to say the assault never happened.

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Rosario is charged with witness intimidation.

Felix Rosario

Letters: According to the York County District Attorney's Office, Rosario sent the woman letters between May and August of this year, asking her to change her story.

The letters began May 14, and the first one said he wanted her to tell his public defender that she exaggerated about the alleged assault, according to officials.

Another letter asked the victim to send a letter to Rosario's sister or his public defender saying that incident never happened, court documents state.

One letter sent to her allegedly said, "Drop the bulls—."

He told her in another letter to not tell the DA's office about him asking her to change her story, officials said.

York County detectives filed charges Oct. 24, and he was arraigned on the charges Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Prior charge:  Police were sent to a restaurant in the 1000 block of West Princess Street about 12:30 a.m. April 29 for a report of a domestic assault. The victim, according to court documents, was six months pregnant at the time of the assault.

When police arrived, Rosario was preventing the woman from leaving the restaurant, police said. He walked away from her when police arrived, according to charging documents.

Rosario told police the two got into a "heated argument" earlier, and said, "I grabbed her, and I threw her on the bed," police said. Rosario went to the restaurant to apologize to the woman for "using so much force against her," court documents state.

Police say that Rosario came up behind her, put his arm around her throat and pulled her to the bed. She was not able to breathe, according to court documents.

Rosario got on top of her and put his knee into her stomach on top of the baby, and she told him to stop, according to police.

"It's my baby, too," Rosario allegedly said.

Rosario remains in York County Prison in lieu of $35,000 bail. 

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at@YDDornblaser