Warren man charged with rape of teenage girl

Times Observer photo by Stacey Gross Steven Loney, left, was arraigned Friday afternoon on felony rape charges of a 16-year-old female.

Steven Loney, 46, of Warren, was arraigned on Friday on multiple felonies following a July incident in which police say he raped a 16-year-old female in his car outside of Sugar Grove.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the juvenile reported to staff at Corry Memorial Hospital on July 22 that she had been raped. A subsequent forensic interview led to the juvenile disclosing that she had been picked up at a park in Corry by Loney, intending to spend the night with a friend. Between Corry and Warren, the juvenile said in her interview, Loney “stopped the car on what she believed to be Dump Road in Sugar Grove,” and “while stopped off State Route 957, (the juvenile) stated the defendant performed oral sex on her hand, had sexual intercourse with her… with the sexual assault occurring in the vehicle of (Loney).”

The juvenile also said during her interview that, “during the sexual assault, (Loney) forcibly held her by/around the throat and neck area and continued to do so as the sexual assault was occurring.”

Loney was interviewed on Aug. 28, at which time police said he “initially denied any sexual contact” with the juvenile, “eventually stating he did have consensual sexual intercourse and oral sex” with her.

Loney allegedly told police that the sexual intercourse was consensual “on several occasions,” according to the affidavit.

On Sept. 20, Loney was interviewed a second time, during which he initially denied that he had sexual intercourse with the juvenile before telling police that he “had his hand on the upper inside leg” of the juvenile and that “she did push his hand away and told him no at that time.”

Loney allegedly told police that he “did perform oral sex on (the juvenile) and did have vaginal intercourse with her, also denying any force was used during the sexual contact.”

Loney was remanded to the Warren County Jail on $100,000 bond.

His charges include rape forcible compulsion and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, both felonies of the first degree, sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault, both second degree felonies, a third degree felony charge of corruption of minors, and two misdemeanor charges, corruption of minors and indecent assault forcible compulsion.

Online court records indicate that Loney’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m. Oct. 4.