MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. — A Mount Pleasant police officer has been arrested by Pennsylvania State Police on charges, including attempted rape and assault, Channel 11's Melanie Gillespie reports.
According to a criminal complaint, investigators said John Brown tried to force the victim into having sex. The victim told police that Brown choked her and struck her in the face several times.
- Stories of the day...
- Woman discovers husband divorced her months after marriage 20 years ago
- 4 accused of selling synthetic pot out of tobacco store
- Video of toddler out in cold wearing only T-shirt, diaper gains attention of police
- Michael Phelps joins 'Curtain of Distraction' complete with Speedo, medals
Gillespie spoke with a friend of the victim who she confided in the day after the alleged assault.
“I saw a black eye, and I saw some red marks on her, her facial area and neck,” the unidentified friend said.
The victim told investigators that Brown choked her and hit her in the face when she refused his advances the night of Dec. 3 at Brown’s house on Rock Canyon Road in Donegal Township.
"He became physical with her. He choked her, struck her and was very insistent upon having sexual relations between the two of them,” Pennsylvania State Trooper Steve Limani said.
Police said when two other friends showed up at Brown’s home, she told them what happened and begged them to help her, saying “Please don't leave me. Get me out of here,” the criminal complaint said.
"They noticed she was very alarmed and distressed and had some redness around her neck and redness on her arms,” Limani said.
Brown was taken to jail Friday on $150,000 bail, state police said.
In addition to attempted rape, he is charged with aggravated assault, indecent assault and simple assault.
© 2020 Cox Media Group