Anthony enters not guilty plea

A Warren man charged with forcing two blood-related individuals to have sex has entered a procedural not guilty plea.

Additionally, he faces a different slate of charges after the Warren County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal information on Tuesday.

Thomas G. Anthony, 51, Warren, was arrested and charged late last month with a range of sexual offenses including conspiracy to commit incest.

The current slate of charges is as follows: Conspiracy (rape threat of forcible compulsion), criminal solicitation (rape threat of forciblec compulsion), criminal solicitation (sexual assault), criminal solicitation (aggravated indecent assault – threat of forcible compulsion), criminal solicitation (incest), criminal solicitation (indecent assault threat forcible compulsion), two counts of terroristic threats and two counts of simple assault.

Charges withdrawn include conspiracy (rape threat of forcible compulsion), two counts of conspiracy (sexual assault), two counts of conspiracy (aggravated indecent assault – threat of forcible compulsion), two counts of conspiracy (incest) and two counts of conspiracy (indecent assault threat forcible compulsion).

Anthony pled not guilty before Judge Gregory Hammond Thursday to the new slate of charges in a procedural move.

The difference in the charges boils down to the definitions of solicitation and conspiracy. Conspiracy includes plotting an action while criminal solicitation includes making someone who the defendant solicited to commit a crime.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, an alleged victim contacted police after 4 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, about an assault.

According to the affidavit, the two alleged victims were forced by Anthony to have sexual intercourse. Police said the two victims are related to each other by blood.

According to the affidavit, the alleged victim told police Anthony struck both of them after forcing them to have intercourse, causing injury to the face and mouth as well as loss of consciousness to one.

Police spoke with the other alleged victim — whose face bore red marks and bruises, police said. That alleged victim said Anthony threatened them with physical harm and the two had sexual intercourse because they were afraid of Anthony, according to the affidavit.

According to the affidavit, Anthony watched, and did not participate in, the intercourse.

Online court records indicate that the Warren County Public Defender’s Office has filed a motion to modify bail on Anthony’s behalf. That motion is slated to be argued on September 27 at 9:30 a.m.

Anthony is being held in the Warren County Jail on $100,000 bail.


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