New Castle News

July 2, 2013

Police: Man tried to rape boy in restroom

By Staff
Associated Press

BUTLER — A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he tried to rape a 12-year-old boy at knifepoint at his local YMCA.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 35-year-old Jason Michael Taylor, of Butler, who has been jailed since shortly after the alleged incident last Thursday.

Police said Taylor put a knife to the boy’s throat and dragged him to a rest room where he started to undress the boy before he screamed and others responded.

Police said Taylor tried to run away, but that other patrons held onto the suspect until police took him into custody.

Taylor remained in the Butler County Jail yesterday unable to post $150,000 bond on charges including attempted rape, attempted aggravated assault and attempted indecent assault.