OLEAN, N.Y. (WIVB) — An Olean man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman will be back in court Monday morning.
Francis O’Donnell, 62, pleaded ‘not guilty’ to kidnapping, coercion, rape and criminal sex charges. He is accused of kidnapping a woman in January and holding her hostage at his home in Olean for a month.
Police said she willingly entered his car before being kidnapped.
According to authorities, the kidnapping ended in mid-February when O’Donnell dropped the woman off at Olean General Hospital.
The woman was arrested shortly after O’Donnell was. She was charged with being a fugitive from justice after officials say she failed to report for probation.