HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY--- Michael Crotsley, 25, said he was drunk and depressed when he confessed to an
Crotsley is accused of sexually assaulting, beating, and robbing the woman last year. He was part of a yard crew working at the woman’s house on August 31, 2007. He later returned to her home, threw a rock through a window, and allegedly attacked the woman in bed. Police say Crotsley beat the woman for hours, sexually assaulted her, and then forced her at knifepoint to take him to an ATM. He allegedly made her withdraw a total of $1,000.
President Judge Jolene Kopriva said she will soon decide on the admissibility of the confession.
Crotsley is facing numerous charges including rape, robbery, burglary, and kidnapping.