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Augusta bar manager charged in sexual assault

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 1:24 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 12:20 AM
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The manager of a downtown Augusta bar is facing charges of sexually attacking a woman who took him home Sunday.

Colafrancesco
Colafrancesco

According to a North Au­gusta Public Safety report, the woman, who works at The Playground with Frank Colafrancesco, offered to take him to his North Augusta home because he was too drunk to drive.

At his home, Colafran­ces­co forced himself on her, tied her with rope and repeatedly sexually assaulted her, according to the report. Police said he had previously told the victim he had been having trouble with his girlfriend.

The victim told police she escaped after several unsuccessful attempts and contacted them.

It is The Augusta Chron­icle’s policy to not identify victims of sexual assault by name.

Colafrancesco, 32, has been booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on charges of sex/criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/18/13 - 03:01 pm
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Standard English

Most English teachers prefer "not to identify" over "to not identify."

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 02/18/13 - 03:03 pm
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How's about

we re-introduce the death penalty for clear-cut, absolutely-no-question-that-he-did-it, DNA, caught-on-camera rape? Especially child rape.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/18/13 - 03:57 pm
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I'm sure . . .

. . . it won't take long for the owner to hire a new bar manager.

my.voice
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my.voice 02/18/13 - 04:27 pm
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He just THOUGHT he had woman

He just THOUGHT he had woman troubles. Dang dude.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/18/13 - 04:58 pm
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Aiken County might actually

Aiken County might actually prosecute him. Richmond County would probably let him plea bargain down to 2nd degree sexual assault, suspended sentence, and probation. He needs to do about 40 years with no chance of parole so he won't be so froggy when he gets out.

concercitizen
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concercitizen 02/18/13 - 04:58 pm
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Little Lamb- also how about

Little Lamb- also how about the paragraph that states:"The victim told police she escaped after several unsuccessful attempts and contact them."Where do they find these journalist these days?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 02/19/13 - 03:20 pm
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Going to J school

doesn't automatically mean a person can write very well or do it correctly. It just means they passed the courses and have something that looks promising on a resume.

I'd rather have a good writer who knows how to think critically over a J school grad with good grades any day. The former tend to be more insightful and much more entertaining.

(Later: Oh, my. It looks like I touched a few nerves. Aww.)

Darby
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Darby 02/18/13 - 06:29 pm
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Little Lamb - Picky....

picky... But you are absolutely right.

On the other hand, the victim in this case probably isn't into grammer checking. At least not right at the moment.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 02/18/13 - 08:05 pm
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2000000 POINTS

hesaidshesaid. 'nuff said.

harley_52
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harley_52 02/18/13 - 10:01 pm
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"hesaidshesaid. 'nuff said."

Aren't most rape cases?

Darby
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Darby 02/19/13 - 12:51 am
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All the thumbs down on this thread....

are enough to convince me that someone who thinks he/she is a journalist is reading it.

CABoatright
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CABoatright 02/19/13 - 08:15 am
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38 hollow point.
Unpublished

Nuff said, no worries.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 02/19/13 - 09:20 am
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There Is

more to this "get together" than we will ever know.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/19/13 - 09:46 am
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Play, Pay

There is a rule of thumb about romantic affairs in the workplace:

Don't play where you get your pay.

But when your workplace is The Playground, it gets a bit confusing.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/19/13 - 05:59 pm
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Hold on guys, don't start

Hold on guys, don't start blaming her. This is why a large percentage of rapes go unreported....nobody wants to be drug through the mud.

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 02/19/13 - 06:18 pm
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Don't identify rape victims

We don't allow rape victims to be identified in our comments. If you think you know who she is, keep it to yourself.

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