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Suspect Held in Connection With Woodstock '99 Sex Crime

Suspect Held in Connection With Woodstock '99 Sex Crime

August 2, 1999 12:00 AM ET

Even before the four highly-publicized Woodstock '99 rape charges came to light last week, an arrest had already been made in connection with a sex crime alleged to have occurred during the three-day festival in Rome, N.Y.

According to court officials, Timothy A. Weeden, 26, was taken into custody early in the morning on Monday, July 26, and charged with sodomy (in the first and third degree), sexual abuse (in the first degree) and endangering the welfare of a child.

Weeden's arrest followed his alleged assault of a fifteen-year-old girl, who reportedly had left the grounds of Griffiss Air Force Base at 2:30 a.m. on Monday in search of a bathroom. The girl was allegedly attacked by Weeden behind a Rome convenience store about a mile from the concert site. Weeden has been suspended from his job as a state prison guard in Marcy, N.Y., according to the New York Times.

Weeden, who has remained in jail since his arrest, was indicted on Tuesday and will be arraigned in Oneida County Court before Judge Michael Dwyer early tomorrow morning.

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