DuBois Man Headed to Trial for Rape
December 26, 2012 at 6:00 AM by Julie Rae Rickard
DUBOIS – A DuBois man will stand trial for raping a 71-year-old woman. Joseph Albert Brown, 59, 728 S. Brady St., DuBois, is charged with rape, criminal attempt/involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, two counts of indecent assault, and sexual assault for an incident on Dec. 10 in DuBois.
At a preliminary hearing Friday, the victim testified that Brown was a friend who stopped by her home that evening. But as the night went on, Brown went out several times to his vehicle and returned with the smell of alcohol on his breath. He started fondling her, then took her hand, pulled her off the couch and led her to the bedroom where he raped her. Later after he fell asleep and she was able to call police.
Brown remains in the Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.