Mount Carmel man charged in fourth alleged drugging, sex assault
MOUNT CARMEL — Another victim has been added to the list of women Barry Thomas Adams allegedly drugged and had sexual relations with at his residence.
Adams, 30, of 111 N. Market St., Mount Carmel, was arraigned Wednesday on a new set of charges, including two counts of rape, relating to incidents involving a 36-year-old Ashland woman that occurred between the evening hours of Nov. 21 and Thanksgiving morning at his home.
The new offenses were filed by Mount Carmel Cpl. David Donkochik and Chief of Police Todd Owens a week after Adams was arraigned on multiple felony offenses for allegedly raping a 32-year-old Ashland woman and having sexual contact with a 26-year-old Danville female and a 57-year-old Elysburg woman. Police said those offenses occurred Feb. 27, Sept. 7 and Nov. 2, respectively, at Adams’ residence.
The new criminal complaint contains similar actions allegedly taken by Adams. He is accused of drugging women at local bars and then raping or having indecent sexual contact with the victims at his home. Adams allegedly befriended each of the victims on Facebook before meeting them in taverns and buying them drinks. He reportedly showed the victims photographs of a man he claimed to be himself in an attempt to meet the victims in person. But police said the photographs depicted on Facebook were someone else.
Donkochik said the newest victim came forward after reading about the charges filed last week.