Allegheny County building security guard accused of raping co-worker
By Michael Hasch
Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 8:21 p.m.
An Allegheny County building security guard is accused of raping an off-duty co-worker while he was working a night shift at the county Health Department.
Donnell A. Stewart, 31, of Penn Hills is charged with rape and related crimes in the incident that the woman said occurred after she left her job at 10 p.m. June 29 and drove to meet him for a date at the Oakland facility.
“Obviously, we deny any and all wrongdoing,” Stewart's attorney, Casey White, said Wednesday. “My client has never had any negative police interaction. Clearly, this is against his nature. We look forward to presenting his defense.”
According to the criminal complaint filed on Monday:
The woman said she went with Stewart into a back room where they had a consensual sex act. At that time, she said, Stewart said he was going to give her some money and put the cash on a table. When Stewart wanted to have a different sex act, she said she refused, even after he offered to give her more money.
She said he placed a stun gun against her neck and even though it did not shock her, the force caused her to fall. She said he produced a second stun gun and forced her to have sex.
Stewart, who was hired in June 2005 and has an annual salary of $34,673, has been suspended without pay pending further review, said county spokeswoman Amie M. Downs.
Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or email@example.com. Staff writer Bobby Kerlik contributed to this report.
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