A 40-year-old Park City, UT man was charged on Friday with child abuse after he allegedly attacked and choked a 17-year-old girl on the slopes.
The girl was skiing down a slope at Park City Mountain Resort when police say she stopped at the side to wait for some friends. While waiting, the man “approached and began yelling at her” and proceeded to grab her neck “and started squeezing” before throwing her to the ground, where he “continued to squeeze her neck while yelling at her,” according to charging documents.
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Marcelo Pablo Jose Portomene was charged in Summit County’s 3rd District Court with child abuse, a second-degree felony.
The charges do not say whether Portomene knew the girl, and it’s unclear what happened to provoke the confrontation.