York Haven man pleads guilty to lesser charges in rape, kidnapping cases

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A York Haven man accused of raping a woman in York County, then kidnapping her a week later in Cumberland County, has admitted to some of the charges against him.

Lucas M. Glinski, 23, pleaded guilty Friday in York County Court to the second-degree felony of sexual assault and the second-degree misdemeanors of false imprisonment and simple assault, according to court records.

In exchange, first-degree felony charges of kidnapping and two counts of rape were dropped, records state.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 15 before Common Pleas Judge Amber A. Kraft.

Lucas M. Glinski

His sentencing was delayed, in part, so he can undergo an evaluation by the state's sexual-offender board to determine if he should be deemed a sexually violent predator, as part of Megan's Law.

Glinski's defense attorney, Bryan McQuillan, could not be reached for comment Friday.

Sexual assault: According to court documents filed by Newberry Township Police, Glinski raped an acquaintance in a York Haven home on June 18, 2018.

The woman awoke in her bed to find Glinski taking off her clothes, according to police. He then held her down and sexually assaulted her twice, court documents state.

"She stated nothing she did affected him, and he just used her; did what he wanted," Newberry Township Detective Daniel Grimme wrote in those documents.

The woman later asked Glinski — in a private message on a social media site — why he sexually assaulted her, but he said he didn't remember the assaults, documents state.

"I just can't control myself when I drink," he told her, according to police.

False imprisonment: About a week later, Glinski approached the woman outside a home in Shiremanstown, Cumberland County, and pulled her into his truck, police said.

She tried to escape, but he beat her so badly she was bleeding from her nose and mouth, and she eventually blacked out, court documents state.

The woman managed to escape after Glinski drove to a gas station just off the New Cumberland exit of Interstate 83, police said.

She opened the door when the truck slowed, but Glinski grabbed her by the neck and arm, court documents state. Police said Glinski jumped over the center console and tackled her in the parking lot.

Lucas Glinski

Despite being tackled, the woman was able to run to the entrance of the gas station and call for help, police said.

Glinski told investigators that the woman was "making this stuff up," then asked for an attorney, according to documents.

Shiremanstown Police gave Newberry Township Police permission to handle their case, which is why the kidnapping charges were filed in York County.

Glinski did not turn himself in at the time.

Rather, members of the U.S. Marshals Service's fugitive task force captured him on Feb. 27, 2019, in Cumberland County, according to the marshals service.

About 7 a.m., task force members acting on investigative leads went to a home in the first block of King Drive in Carlisle, where they found Glinski, according to the marshals service.

— Reach senior crime reporter Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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