PHOENIXVILLE - A Phoenixville man was ordered to stand trial in district court Thursday afternoon on various charges, including indecent assault, after he allegedly assaulted a female resident along the 100 block of Jackson Street in March.
Hannon Rasheed Jones, 30, of the 400 block of Nutt Road, Phoenixville, was in court Thursday facing charges of indecent assault; indecent exposure; unlawful restraint; and false imprisonment.
According to court testimony, the victim, whose name is being withheld by The Phoenix, said she was confronted by Jones at her neighbor's house at 9:12 p.m. March 30.
"I went to my neighbor's to borrow a pack of matches," said the victim. "I knocked on the door and was invited in. My neighbor went upstairs, and Jones came downstairs. He looked at me and said, 'I want some of that' and grabbed my wrist. I told him to let me go and he pulled me into the bathroom."
The victim said once she was inside the bathroom with Jones, he started to light a cigarette.
"I asked him not to light it because I have asthma," said the victim. "He acted like it wasn't a regular cigarette, so I told him don't do any type of drugs near me either. I kept telling him, 'No, no, no' and he ignored me."
Jones continued his assault, said the victim, by fondling her and attempting to kiss her.
"He kept a hold of my wrist and began fondling and kissing me. I told him, 'No' and 'Stop' but he wouldn't listen to me," said the victim. "He offered me money, and I refused. When he tried to make me touch him, I elbowed him and was able to break free. I ran out of the house."
When asked by Assistant District Attorney Samantha Fry as to how she felt during the ordeal, the victim testified she was scared of Jones and felt like she couldn't leave the house.
After hearing all of the testimony, District Justice Ted Michaels held the charges over for trial.
Jones was remanded back to Montgomery County Prison on ten percent of $7,500 bail, with the provision of no contact with the victim.
His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2004.