Man to face trespassing charge
The prosecutor said inconsistencies arose during the rape investigation.
YOUNGSTOWN -- A man who was not charged after being jailed in a rape case is now accused of criminal trespassing.
Ivory Young, 19, of Chambers Street, Campbell, was due in municipal court today for arraignment. He was released from the Mahoning County jail on a court summons after his arrest Friday morning on the trespass charge.
Police said Young was attempting to speak with a female student at Life Skills, a school on Market Street, and had been warned several times, including the day before, to leave the premises.
Young had been taken into custody around 9 p.m. Dec. 30 on charges of rape, aggravated burglary and receiving stolen property. He had been accused of entering a couple's home on West Indianola Avenue at 5:30 p.m. that day, tying them up, forcing the 50-year-old woman into a sex act, and then leaving in the couple's car after taking cash and their identification.
Police found Young driving the couple's car and he had their IDs in his pockets, reports show. His address at the time of arrest was given as Woodford Avenue.
He was released from jail last Tuesday after no charges were filed by the prosecutor. Inmates must be charged within 48 hours of arrest or be released.
City Prosecutor Jay Macejko said that, after meeting with investigators, he determined that no charges would be filed. Macejko said a number of "substantial factual inconsistencies arose during the investigation," and police were unable to collect any forensic evidence at the hospital.
Young has a probation violation hearing set for Jan. 26 in municipal court in an unrelated criminal trespassing case from last summer. Records show he was convicted of criminal trespassing in July 2006 (reduced from breaking and entering) and then convicted of assault in September 2006.