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WARREN – A Warren man is charged after he allegedly forced two people, related by blood, to have sexual intercourse under threat of harm, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by WNYNewsNow from the Warren County Magisterial Court.
Warren Police said, in the affidavit, that an alleged assault victim contacted police at the Warren County Jail at 4:27 a.m. Aug. 21 for a domestic violence incident. The victim told police that Thomas G. Anthony Jr., 50, of Warren, allegedly caused injury to their face and mouth, briefly knocking them out, according to the affidavit.
The affidavit further stated that Anthony, Jr. allegedly hit both of the victims after they had intercourse. In addition, Anthony, Jr. allegedly threatened to shoot one of the victims with a BB gun.
Police said the other victim stated the two had sexual intercourse because they were in fear for Anthony, Jr. The victim reportedly had red marks and bruising on their face.
The victims additionally stated that Anthony, Jr. watched the intercourse but never participated, according to the affidavit.
Police said the alleged forcible compulsion occurred for years.
Anthony, Jr. is charged with two counts each of conspiracy- rape, threat of forcible compulsion, conspiracy-sexual assault, conspiracy- aggravated indecent assault, threat of forcible compulsion, conspiracy-incest, conspiracy-indecent assault, threat of forcible compulsion, terroristic threats; and simple assault.
Anthony, Jr. had a preliminary arraignment on Aug. 21 before being remanded to Warren County Jail on $100,000 bail. He waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday, and will have a formal arraignment in Warren County Court of Common Pleas at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19.
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