Montco Commissioner Faces Rape Accusation From 1990 — A Montgomery County woman is accusing county commissioner Vice Chairman Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr. and another man, of drugging and raping her in 1990, while they were students at Montgomery County Community College. Pauline Braccio of Towamencin Township says the rape occurred while they were on a student government retreat in Pike County in the Poconos.
Lawrence would have been 18 at the time.
She accused Lawrence to his face at the Sept. 9 Montco Commissioners meeting, video below.
Ms. Braccio signed an affidavit, published below, notarized by Joseph Ronald Ceccola on Oct. 10.
We have redacted the last name and home town of the other man as he is a private citizen, has not been charged with anything, and was not mentioned in Ms. Braccio’s public comments.
Ms. Braccio says she was inspired to come forth by the MeToo Movement.
She says she reported the matter to State Police in Pike County last June 25, speaking to Trooper Cabets. She also said she was interviewed by the FBI on Nov. 2. She said the FBI and Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin told her the matter couldn’t be prosecuted because the statute of limitations had passed.
She says she plans on attending these meetings until Lawrence resigns.
“I will go to every meeting because I want him to look at my face,” she said.
As of 3 p.m., Lawrence did not respond to a morning email for a comment.
Here is Ms. Braccio’s affidavit:
Here is Ms. Braccio’s appearance before the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 9.