Man Accused of Locking Woman in Car, Assaulting Her Due in Court on Wednesday

| February 4, 2019

CRANBERY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man accused of giving a woman a ride, then allegedly making unwanted advances, and locking her in his vehicle is due in court on Wednesday.

According to court documents, 45-year-old CY Gaines-Colon, of Oil City, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, on the following charges:

– Unlawful Restraint/Involuntary Servitude, Misdemeanor 1
– Indecent Assault-W/O Consent Of Other, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)
– Harassment – Course of Conduct W/No Legitimate Purpose, Summary

A certified summons was issued on January 3.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, on November 23, Trooper Cirell, of the Franklin-based State Police, was conducting a traffic stop on Riverside Drive and was approached by an employee of a local towing company. The employee told Trooper Cirell that there was a female at their garage who stated that she was sexually assaulted.

Trooper Cirell immediately cleared from the traffic stop and went to the garage. He met with the known victim who was shaking and crying intensely, the complaint states.

She told Trooper Cirell that she ran from a local business to get away from CY Gaines-Colon. She said that she took a ride with “Cy” from a local tavern to the business.

According to the complaint, the victim reported that on the ride, the victim said that “Cy” made multiple verbal advances toward her, such as asking her “Have you ever fooled around on your boyfriend before?” and “Have you ever been with a colored person before? I’m Puerto Rican from the waist up, but I’m African American from the waist down.”

Cy had leaned in and kissed her which was completely unwelcome, the complaint indicates.

The victim said that she had to push him off of her.

According to the complaint, Cy told her as he exited, “Well, think about it because we could always pull off on Upper Sage.”

The victim stated that Cy exited his vehicle to go into a local business, and he locked her in his vehicle.

The victim said this sent her into a panic because she was unable to exit the vehicle by simply pulling on the door handle. She said that when “Cy went into the store, she started pushing buttons on the inside of the vehicle which did not work.”

In a later interview, the victim said that while riding in the vehicle, Cy also touched her leg which was also an unwelcome physical contact, the complaint states.


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