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By Hilde Kate Lysiak
A Selinsgrove woman was allegedly raped and strangled in her Market Street apartment by a man she had just met, according to police.
The victim was taken to Evangelical Hospital on March 25th after claiming that Charles Ernest Moxley “forcibly had sex with her without her permission,” according to the criminal complaint. The victim was also choked, according to police.
The victim claims that she went to sleep feeling safe because she believed her roommate was awake.
“Victim H stated on Saturday morning at approx 0300 hours is when the unwanted sex occurred at (OSN is withholding the address). Victim H stated that this was the first time meeting Moxley. Victim H stated she thought she was safe because her roommate was home but then the roommate fell asleep and that is when Moxley forced him in her,” read the criminal complaint.
The victim’s roommate backed up her claim in a written statement, according to police.
“I was in my computer room and the victim came to me and informed me that Charles Moxley forced himself on her earlier that morning. Where I suggested that he should leave. Then Charles Moxley came to speak with me where he admitted “he did force himself on her because of impulse where I stated to him that not how he treats a woman. He kept on stating yes he did do it again because his parents didn’t raise him like that!! From there he went to bed and I did not hear him the rest of the night,” read the statement.
In a series of text messages, Moxley allegedly claimed that he “wasn’t thinking at the time,” according to police.
The alleged text messages between Moxley and the victim are below:
Victim H: You do not respect me when I say no sex I meant it and it feels like rape honestly.
Victim H: I’m not going through this I’m sorry.
Moxley: Well that wasn’t my intention but whatever you wanna do but we have to leave here at 9 and I’ll drive down there and that’s why you say stop but I’m sorry I was just trying to make a moment I’m nothing but a fuck up to the world.
Moxley: IDC anymore that no one wants me I just wanna go home in the morning
Victim H: Please just answer my question.
Victim H: Then I’ll go.
Moxley: What question babe
Victim H: I know but why did you force me why didn’t you stop when I said so
Moxley: I did answer I said IDK I wasn’t thinking at the time
Victim H: Even when I yelled at you and tried to stop and said no?
Moxley: I know but let’s drop it I feel bad and I don’t wanna have problems like that again I wanna just do everything you want like be calm and
Moxley: If you are gonna start drama I don’t want to hear it babe.
Victim H: I need to get this off my chest please answer me when I said no I did not want to have sex from the first time we chatted you forced me too!! I said no and I said stop but you held me down…I’m just trying to get you to admit what you did wrong then I’m done.
Victim H: I need to know what was going through your head because I’m trying to work things out on my head.
Moxley: No your trying to get me in trouble and admit to sumthing I didn’t do I’m not dumb you prolly have the cops there and what not.
Moxley is charged with Rape by Force, Aggravated Assault, and Strangulation.
It isn’t the first time Moxley has been suspected of criminal actions. In 2010 he was arrested after allegedly touching a 13-year-old girl “inappropriately.” The OSN is trying to figure out what happened to those charges.
The preliminary hearing will be 5/22 at 10:45 am.