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Grafton man accused of threatening woman with knife for sex

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Anthony Zingale

Anthony Zingale

PLYMOUTH — 19-year-old Anthony Zingale of Grafton faces felony charges for allegedly threatening a woman with a knife to have sex.

Zingale faces the following charges:

  • First-degree sexual assault
  • Carrying a concealed weapon

According to the criminal complaint, the incident which prompted the charges happened on the evening of Saturday, May 28th. Officers were dispatched to a home in the City of Plymouth related to an attempted sexual assault.

The complaint indicates when officers arrived on the scene, Zingale “turned around and offered his hands for handcuffing.” He told the police “he had just gone into the bathroom and was embarrassed about it and the girl who was in there grabbed for his knife.”

The alleged victim in this case told officers a different story. She said she was using the bathroom when Zingale came into the bathroom. The complaint says “his pants and underwear were down around his ankles and he was naked from the waist down and in his right hand above his head he had a knife.” Zingale is then alleged to have threatened to cut the woman unless she had sex with him.

The complaint indicates the woman “asked (Zingale) if he would be willing to go into the bedroom because she didn’t want to do it in the bathroom.” When the two left the bathroom, the woman “began screaming as loud as she could” to attract attention from others at the home.

Those reacting to the screaming “saw the defendant pulling up his pants, along with the knife on the floor next to the door jamb.”

If convicted on the more serious assault charge, Zingale faces up to 60 years in prison.


  • Klaatu

    Priceless mug shot!!! I guess he’s really not that tough without the knife, in jail (and the thought of prison sex!!!)….what a loser……..

  • Mel

    He must be thinking about all those nice interactions he will have with the men that fins out he is a rapist. What a wus. And his face says it all, “poor me, I forced some woman to have sex with me and now I have to go to jail.” Too bad you nasty little loser. I hope he buys plenty of soap on canteen, he will need it in prison. Or give him my cure, 100% effective on the first try, and a 0% chance he will reoffend. Bang! These 18-19 year Olds are SOOO disrespectful and trashy. Loser. Now after he gets busted he regrets doing what he did, wrong time to think douchecanoe! Bring back the DEATH PENALTY for molesters, rapists and pedos!!!!

  • Likeitis

    Um… Have you read the comments? Theres a pile of bloodlust already. What are you talking about? Now THAT is racist.

  • Likeitis

    A moment to play devils advocate here… What if the kids telling the truth? This is why I think it’s so ridiculous when media gets a hold of things. If it turns out he didn’t do it, the guys reputation, name and face are scarred for life because he’s made a circus of, and guilty till proven innocent. Sounds like Ozaukee County to me. Lol. If he’s found guilty, parade away. But holy crap. Already people saying shoot the guy….

  • His Middle School Friend

    Guys, I went to school with him. Honest to god, he was the nicest kid and always made my day. He had some problems to start with but I can promise you that he didn’t threaten her. The girl probably set him up. If vise versa, I can’t believe it. Tony, I’m sorry about this and I hope the best for you. God bless and I’ll see you soon. Please stop all the bad comments. Please.

  • Nelson Click

    Yea, I get the vibe too that this guy is actually quite innocent. Not of his act, which I believe he committed to some degree but innocent mentally. I don’t think he understands that actions have ramifications especially when it comes to sex and dealing with women. All men have to learn this and some men take longer than others. Physically a man but mentally still a boy. It’s common and we all see it everyday. Holding a knife to her even if it was a joke while she’s in the bathroom? He’s emotionally developmentally delayed for doing something like that at 19. I honestly feel sorry for him. Prison is the WORST place to learn about life but it’s his future. No going around it now. Poor guy. Live and learn. For all of us from this. Not just him.

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