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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Smethport Man Found Guilty of Rape

A McKean County jury has found a Smethport man guilty of raping a woman back in June.

33-year-old John Brown Jr. showed up uninvited at a woman’s home on June 20, dragged her through the house in front of her three young children, choked her and raped her.

Besides rape, Brown was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, indecent assault and indecent assault by forcible compulsion.

District Attorney Ray Learn tells WESB they found Brown guilty of all charges except aggravated assault. The trial started at 8:30 this morning. The verdict came in at about 5:15 this afternoon.

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