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.