Two men arrested after alleged rapes in Hadley
HADLEY — Two men are facing rape charges following separate incidents reported to Hadley police Saturday and Monday.
Peter Kormanyos, 38, of Ashland, Va., was arrested Saturday at 9:59 p.m. at a Hadley hotel on a charge of rape after police received a report from the alleged victim a short time earlier, said Police Chief Dennis Hukowicz.
According to the arrest report by Sgt. Michael Mason, the alleged victim came to the police station Saturday at 9:12 p.m., accompanied by her parents, to report she was in a hotel room a short time earlier when the rape occurred.
The woman, identified as a Williamsburg resident, told police she had met Kormanyos on the Internet a few weeks earlier and communicated only by phone, email and text messages until meeting him in person that evening, when he picked her up in Northampton and brought her to the hotel.
While in the hotel room, the man allegedly sexually assaulted her, despite her pleas for him to stop.
Kormanyos pleaded not guilty to the charge Monday in Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown and was released on his own recognizance, with a requirement to stay at least 100 yards away from the alleged victim. His next court appearance has not been scheduled.
The second incident was reported Monday at 6:07 p.m., when a Hadley woman came to the police station to report an incident involving a man she knows.
“The victim was assaulted and pushed around,” Hukowicz said. “There was a threat he made that he would kill the victim.”
In addition, the suspect allegedly took the landline phone off the hook and threatened to strangle the woman with the cord if she called police.
Terry Lee Mays, 57 of Chicopee, was arrested on charges of rape, domestic assault and battery, threatening to commit a crime, attempted murder and intimidating a witness, Hukowicz said.
Mays was arraigned in the Belchertown court Tuesday.