Two Men Sought For Questioning In Rikki Rockett Rape Charge


September 19, 2008

Justice Finally? Two men sought for questioning in rape

Two men wanted for questioning in connection with an alleged rape at Pearl River Resort nearly a year ago are being sought by local law enforcement authorities.

Ralph Sciple, investigator for the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department, said that officials are seeking to question John Minskoff and Robert Delavega, both of Homestead, Fla.

The alleged victim first told authorities that Rikki Rockett, the 46 year-old drummer of 1980s hair-metal band Poison, raped her in a room.

Rockett was exonerated of any wrong doing earlier this year.

The Neshoba County woman filed the report two days after the alleged rape took place on Sept. 23, 2007, officials said.

“The Resort has participated with local law enforcement in every possible way,” said Gen. Paul Harvey, CEO of Pearl River Resort. “Since the beginning of this situation we have cooperated to fullest with authorities and will continue to do so.”

According to Harvey, local law enforcement officials have had access to video surveillance tapes from the Resort.

The authorities said that the woman entered a room at Pearl River Resort with Minskoff.

She then exited the room later with the same man, they said.

Both men are wanted for questioning. Minskoff has been listed with the National Crime Investigation Center (NCIC) while authorities said they don’t have enough statistical data on Delavega, such as age and last known address, to list him at this time.

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