Police: Man in Rape Case Threatened Victim
Brian Simmons, already jailed for allegedly raping an Easton teen, now charged with intimidating her and her sister.
A man arrested last week in connection with the rape of an Easton teenager is facing new charges in the case.
State police say Brian Simmons, 23, raped the 15-year-old girl in July in the borough of Glendon. He was charged last week with rape and numerous other sex crimes.
Now, he's being accused of trying to intimidate the girl through her sister.
According to court records, Simmons, who court documents list as having addresses in Easton, Fountain Hill and Philadelphia, picked up the girl on the city's South Side on July 3.
They drove into Glendon, with Simmons asking the girl if she wanted to make some money. He pulled over onto Belmont Street, where police say he forced the girl to have sex.
The girl went home after the rape, court records say, and police were called.
But now police say that Simmons went to the girl's home in the West Ward and told her sister and another woman "You better take care of this or I will," while also denying he had sex with the girl.