NYLON – Rape charges have been officially filed by the Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office against a Perry man who allegedly abducted a woman at gunpoint from her York home on March 13, forced her to drive to his home in Perry, and raped her.
Charles Braun, 66, was arraigned in the Village of Perry Tuesday afternoon on four felony complaints, those being Rape in the First Degree, a B violent felony, Criminal Use of a Firearm in the First Degree, a B violent felony, Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, a class E felony, and Unlawful Imprisonment in the First Degree, a class E felony.
“The allegations are that the female was forced to travel with him to his apartment, where he continued to threaten her with what appeared to be a handgun,” said Second District Attorney with the Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office. “Any contact between them was also prohibited by a February 12 Order of Protection.”
Braun was also arrested on February 20 in an unrelated incident and charged with Unlawful Imprisonment in the First Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree, and the Feb. 21 order of protection against the victim was signed as a result of that case.
Braun is currently held at the Livingston County Jail on $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond.
Braun also went to Groveland correctional facility on October 25, 1991 for Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a B felony, and had his parole consistently denied five times, every two years until his mandatory release by statute 2006, after which he violated parole and went back to prison for another year in 2012.
PHOTO CAPTION: Top – Braun’s mugshot after his March arrest. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office) Bottom – Braun’s prison mugshot in 2013. (Photo/Department of Correctional Services)