Murrysville police arrest man for rape
A 49-year-old North Braddock man was jailed Tuesday after his arrest by Murrysville police for allegedly raping a woman last month.
Georges Sage Berlin was ordered held in the Westmoreland County jail after failing to post $125,000 bond after his arraignment before Penn Township District Judge Helen Kistler.
Berlin is charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, unlawful restraint and stalking.
Devlin said Berlin showed up unexpectedly at the woman's residence at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 18 when the assault allegedly occurred.
Police officer Joseph Devlin reported the victim had dated Berlin, but recently broke off the relationship. The Tribune-Review does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.
The victim told police that Berlin repeatedly had “been calling, texting and sending emails to contact her after the sexual assault.”
“The suspect had left messages on the victim's cell phone attempting to apologize for his actions,” Devlin wrote in the affidavit of probable cause filed before Kistler.
Berlin's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday before Export District Judge Charles Conway.
Paul Peirce is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-850-2860 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.