2 Colonial restaurant homeowners charged in Binghamton rape, drug case

Two homeowners of the Colonial bar and restaurant have been charged on account of an ongoing investigation, the Binghamton Police Division stated Wednesday.

Yaron Kweller, 41, of Vestal, was charged with third-degree rape, and Jordan Rindgen, 33, of Binghamton, was charged with third-degree and fifth-degree prison sale of a managed substance, each felonies.

The fees are in reference to an ongoing investigation right into a Nov. 27, 2021 incident at 141 Washington St. in Binghamton.

Police say one other arrest within the case is anticipated.

In December, a Fb group emerged calling for a boycott of the Colonial and affiliated eating places, Dos Rios Cantina and Stone Fox, alleging the sexual assault of greater than a dozen ladies by workers. All three eating places closed for 29 days following the allegations.

The day after the eating places closed, Binghamton Police introduced an investigation into an unspecified Nov. 29 incident involving workers, however supplied no further particulars.

Shortly earlier than reopening final month, all three eating places introduced the adoption of a “revised administration staff” to “deal with all each day operations of the companies,” and promised to “take each applicable motion to make sure a wholesome and protected atmosphere for our staff and our visitors.”

Each people have been arraigned in Binghamton Metropolis Court docket and launched.

Anybody with info is inspired to name the Binghamton Police Detective Division at 607-772-7080.

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