Warren man behind bars on sexual assault charges

A Warren man has been jailed on sexual assault allegations.

Dakota S. Griffin, 24, 418 Beech St., was charged by City of Warren police on Sunday.

According to the criminal complaint filed with District Judge Raymond Zydonik’s office, the incident reportedly occurred on the night of Nov. 1.

The victim, identified as a juvenile female, reported that she was living at the Beech Street address with friends, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Griffin allegedly walked behind her and asked if he could touch her. She said no and told investigators that Griffin “threatened to have her kicked out of the home, causing her to be homeless.”

Griffin allegedly then assaulted her. She reported she was kicked out of the home after discussing the incident with others.

The victim further reported that Griffin reached out to her since “stating that he wanted to perform more sexual acts on her.”

Police interviewed another housemate, who disclosed that the victim went downstairs to get water for her cat when Griffin approached her.

“The housemate advised that since the sexual assault occurred, (Griffin) has reached out to her and the victim on separate occasions asking if they would allow him to perform other sexual acts on them,” the affidavit alleges.

Online court records show that Griffin has been charged with two counts each of sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault and three counts each of unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and indecent assault.

Those records also show that Griffin is behind bars on $25,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 14.


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