One defendant is a police officer and SWAT team member, the other is a West Chester University student whose marriage was arranged in Macedonia.
Editor's note: The story below contains language some readers might find upsetting. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Monday the arrests of two men in separate domestic assault cases. Lirim Rufati, 24, is a student at West Chester University and lives in West Chester. According to the DA's statement, Rufati began physically and sexually abusing his wife, a Macedonian citizen, after their arranged marriage in Macedonia in 2011. A neighbor reported the abuse to West Goshen Police, who transported Rufati's wife to a safe house: The criminal complaint describes multiple brutal and demeaning acts Rufati allegedly perpetrated against his wife. Rufati was arrested Jan. 11 and …
O'Neill, 23, who killed a friend in Willistown in 2006 and drunkenly crashed his SUV into a home on Thanksgiving 2011, failed court-ordered drug-tests and fled to Ireland, according to the District Attorney.
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Monday, November 26, 2012
Update 11/28/12 3:25pm: The Chester County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that Sean O'Neill is in Ireland. Below is an excerpt of the release from DA Tom Hogan: District Attorney Hogan added, "If O'Neill ever returns to the United States, he will be arrested immediately." Original story continues below. Editor's note: The following information comes from the Chester County District Attorney's Office. [Link added] Convicted Criminal Sean O'Neill a Fugitive Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced a bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Sean O'Neill, age 23. O'Neill, most recently convicted on a DUI and previously adjudicated as a juvenile for killing a friend, has violated the terms of his supervision …