Augusta bar manager charged in sexual assault

Colafrancesco

The manager of a downtown Augusta bar is facing charges of sexually attacking a woman who took him home Sunday.

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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