Warren man accused of sexually assaulting woman with cellphone

By Stephen Betts | Jul 11, 2018

Warren — A 37-year-old man made his initial court appearance Wednesday, July 11, after being arrested Monday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman with a cellphone.

Jerome J. Cushing of Warren was charged with Class C gross sexual assault, Class C domestic violence assault, and Class D domestic violence assault.

An affidavit filed by the Knox County Sheriff's Office in Knox County court said that the woman reported Monday that the man had assaulted her on multiple occasions over the year.

The victim reported that a month earlier, the man had entered her bedroom, taken her cellphone and sexually assaulted her with it because she had not answered his calls.

Cushing denied the allegations to sheriff's officers and claimed the woman suffered her most recent injury when she was under his car that was being repaired.

Judge Susan Sparaco agreed to the recommendation reached between the defense and District Attorney's Office and set bail at $1,500 cash. Cushing is prohibited from having contact with the woman and another man.

He is next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 16.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Josef Berger | Jul 12, 2018 20:23

What is that supposed to mean? As usual, passing the buck. Believe it or not there are people who have empathy and, even stranger, care about people we don't even know, just because . Are you not feeling that? I'll be glad to sit down with anybody and discuss my faults and shortcomings, if that's what you're driving at, but lack of empathy and callousnessness is not one of them. I hope your mother washed your mouth out with soap.

Posted by: Edwin E Ecker | Jul 12, 2018 04:36

To all of those that are offended by my remark look in the mirror and tell me what you see.

Posted by: Josef Berger | Jul 11, 2018 18:56

Wow. Way to make me feel proud to live in Rockland. And leave it up. That way everyone gets to see how classy we are in this community. Bad joke, Ecker, you should.ve thought that one over a little more.

Posted by: Susan Vanorse | Jul 11, 2018 16:42

That is totally uncalled for Edwin Ecker, just imagine that was your daughter. That comment should be removed!

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