Janet Barber

Grove Sun

JAY – Rape charges have been filed against a Grove man who is awaiting a court date on two counts of terrorism.

William Michael Armstrong, 19, has been formally charged with second-degree rape and forcible sodomy after a 14-year-old female went to the Grove Police Department claiming that Armstrong raped her and gave her marijuana in mid April.

During a forensic interview at DCCSAN (Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network) the victim claims she snuck out of her house and indicted through a text message that she wanted to trade sex for marijuana, according to the affidavit filed by the Grove Police Department.

Armstrong admitted to Grove Police Lt. Mark Sheridan, that he did have sex with the victim, but denied giving her marijuana. He told the officer the victim brought the marijuana with her and they smoked it together.

Armstrong was arrested on June 18 and is still incarcerated on a bond of $100,000.

Armstrong, along with Andrew Jonathan Torres, 23, of Grove, was charged with two counts of terrorism hoax on June 11, when he and Torres reportedly called in a bomb threat during the construction stages of the new Integris Grove Hospital.

Armstrong is set to receive a court date for his part of the alleged terrorism hoax on the felony disposition docket for Aug. 2 at 10 a.m.

Torres pled nolo contendere on August 14, 2009 in district court and received a 10-year sentence in the Department of Corrections and 10 years probation upon his release.