Man accused of rape in Muncy Borough
MUNCY – A 24-year-old Muncy Creek Township man surrendered this week to face charges of allegedly raping a woman in her home while she was heavily intoxicated, according to borough police.
“I don’t think anybody in the house was in any condition to make decisions that night,” Matthew Paul Ring, the accused, told Patrolman Raymond O. Kontz III, according to a criminal complaint that the Muncy Borough police filed against Ring in Muncy District Court.
Ring, of 143 Confer Lane, allegedly raped the woman during the early morning hours of Feb. 14, court records state.
Ring and the victim, whose age was not provided, are acquainted with one another, Kontz said.
The two met up at a bar after communicating with each other through social media, Kontz wrote in the criminal complaint. Once Ring arrived there, he bought “shots” for several of the victim’s friends, who had accompanied her to the bar, Kontz said, adding the Ring and the victim “drank together.”
A short time later, after both Ring and victim left the bar separately, Ring “surreptitiously entered the victim’s home in the borough” and went to where the woman was sleeping, Kontz said.
During questioning, Ring admitted “he engaged in sexual relations with the victim knowing that she was extremely intoxicated,” Kontz said.
Ring told police, “Neither one of us was capable of making a good solid decision with regards to engaging in sex that night,” the criminal complaint states.
When Kontz questioned the woman about the alleged sexual assault, she told him that she “was extremely intoxicated and was unaware that she had sex with Ring. She said she was incapable of giving consent.”
Ring was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault and indecent assault. He was released on $50,000 bail.