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Bond revoked in rape case set for April trial

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

A Woodburn man accused of beating and raping a woman will remain in jail until his trial in April. 

Taylor M. O'Reilly, 24, burst into a bathroom Dec. 15 and demanded sex from the woman, a probable cause affidavit alleges. She refused, but he forced himself on her and punched her “at least five or six times causing severe injury and swelling to her face,” the document says.

Police said his son was nearby during the attack. 

A magistrate had set bond at $42,500, but Allen Superior Court Judge David Zent revoked it Friday, which means O'Reilly cannot post bond and be released from jail. 

Allen County Deputy Prosecutor Tesa Helge filed a petition with the court this week stating O'Reilly violated a no-contact order Dec. 25 – two days after the order was filed – by trying to call the victim. 

“(O'Reilly) also repeatedly asks a third party to contact the victim on his behalf,” the petition says. 

He is being held at the Allen County Jail. A two-day trial is scheduled April 8. 

Investigators said the woman had a broken blood vessel in her left eye and bleeding under the skin. Her face was swollen and had “multiple abrasions and reddening,” according to the affidavit. 

O'Reilly, who denied raping or punching the woman, is charged with rape, battery with serious bodily injury, strangulation and domestic battery in the presence of someone younger than 16.

The rape charge is punishable by up to 16 years in prison if he is convicted.

mleblanc@jg.net


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