Man who held woman agaist her will for one month arraigned on kidnapping charges

Posted at 11:27 AM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 11:30:05-05

The man accused of keeping an Olean woman in his apartment for a monthwas arraigned Tuesday morning on kidnapping charges.

Olean Police say Francis O'Donnell has more charges pending.

According to officers, O'Donnell dropped Karen Peer off at Olean General Hospital Monday at 8:30 a.m.

The hospital called police who started an investigation based on Peer's testimony.

Police say Peer is still recovering in the hospital.

O'Donnell is being held on $15,000 cash bail/$30,000 bond.

Police say Peer told them O'Donnell offered her a ride in his car on January 12 and she accepted because it was cold outside.