Springdale man faces new sexual-assault charges
SPRINGDALE: Gregory Cervice Jr. will stand trial for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman earlier this month, marking the second time the borough man faces sexual assault charges in as many years.
Two counts each of sexual assault and indecent assault were held for court against Cervice at a preliminary hearing Sept. 17 before District Justice David Sosovicka, .
Cervice, 20, was charged after an incident that allegedly took place with a former paramour at about 1 a.m. on Sept. 10 in his Pittsburgh Street residence, Allegheny County police said.
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The woman stayed behind at Cervice’s apartment after a gathering held there for a group of their friends, county police said.
Once alone in his apartment with the woman, Cervice picked her up and carried her into his bedroom, police said.
She protested and struggled, but he ignored her pleas and set her down on his bed, police said.
Cervice then removed the woman’s pants, performed oral sex on her without her consent and raped her, police said.
The victim was treated at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison on the day of the assault, police said.
Cervice was released on $25,000 straight bond and will stand trial in Allegheny County Court.
He was ordered by Sosovicka to have no contact with the alleged victim.
These charges come about nine months after Cervice pleaded guilty to summary harassment and disorderly conduct in Allegheny County Court in connection with the alleged assault of a 16-year-old girl on April 6, 2002. He was ordered to pay a $600 fine.
Cervice originally had been charged with rape, sexual assault, indecent assault, conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The girl accused Matthew Kralik, then 19, of Keene Street, Springdale, of holding her down by the shoulder, while Cervice pulled down her jeans and raped her.
Police agreed to the plea agreement with Cervice and Kralik after the alleged victim refused to testify against her accused attackers.