Penn State Harrisburg Student Ordered to Stand Trial for Assaults on Two Women
A man who allegedly assaulted two different women in two different attacks within minutes of each other, has been ordered to stand trial.
A judge ruled Wednesday there is enough evidence against the Penn State Harrisburg student to allow the case to proceed.
Claudius Taylor, 19, of Odenton, Md., is charged with indecently assaulting two women. He is also charged with two felony counts of robbery.
His case will now head to the Centre County Court of Common Pleas.
According to State College Police, Taylor approached a woman at about 2:45 a.m. Oct. 13 near Foster Avenue asking for directions. He reportedly began to grope her, eventually dragging her to a yard out of view. He allegedly stole the woman's cell phone before running away.
Police say Taylor approached another woman less than 15 minutes later in Fairmount Park. He allegedly punched her in the head until she fell to the ground.
Officers who were responding to another incident heard her screams and chased Taylor for six blocks. He was eventually caught in Osage Alley.
Taylor is currently out of jail on $100,000 bail.