Police: Men forced woman to perform sex acts outside Leechburg bar
Two men face sex charges after police said they made unwanted advances to a woman at a Leechburg bar and then forced their way into her car and refused to leave until she performed sex acts on them.
Leechburg police said the two men — identified in a criminal complaint as Justin James Beattie, 30, of Leechburg and Ethan Dempsey, 23, of Jeannette — pressed the woman against a wall, groped her and asked for sex June 25 in a doorway at the Elks Club on Market Street.
The unidentified woman told police the men had been flirting with her earlier at the club, according to the complaint.
After the encounter in the doorway, the woman said she ran to her car and tried to lock it, but the men got in before she could, the complaint said. The men offered to pay the woman $100 in exchange for sex, but she repeatedly said no and asked the men to get out of her car.
Police said Dempsey got out of the car to withdraw the cash from a nearby ATM and then came back and offered it to the woman. When she refused, one of the men threw the money in her face and said they weren’t leaving until she gave them what they wanted, the complaint said.
The woman told police that when the men grabbed her, she agreed to perform sex acts on them because she was afraid and thought it would make them leave, the complaint said. Ultimately, they did. Police later collected items from the car as evidence.
Dempsey faces felony charges of sexual assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by force, along with lesser charges including three counts of indecent assault, two counts of simple assault and single counts of indecent exposure, false imprisonment and harassment.
The same charges were filed against Beattie, along with an additional felony charge of rape.
Beattie was arraigned Tuesday and Dempsey was arraigned Wednesday. Both men were released after posting $25,000 bond.
Editor’s note: The story that originally appeared online was updated to note that Ethan Dempsey was released from custody after posting $25,000 bond.
Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .