Allentown man faces trial for allegedly raping woman he lured through Facebook

Posted: 2:05 PM EST Jan 22, 2014   Updated: 2:14 PM EST Jan 22, 2014

An Allentown man, accused of raping a woman after promising her a free tattoo on Facebook, is heading to trial.

Officials said Unique Santiago waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Police said he posed as a tattoo artist on Facebook and lured a woman to an ally near Washington Street with the promise of a free tattoo.

Officials said he then raped her.

Santiago was arrested after police were able to use DNA to connect him to the alleged assault.