Accused rapist denies assaulting senior citizen women: 'I'm an innocent gay guy'
Earl Maust -- (WSYX screen shot)

A Pennsylvania man, who has been accused of sexually assaulting two senior citizen women, maintains he could not have done it because he's gay, reports WSYX.


Earl Maust, 49, is currently being held in Fayette County of charges of sexually assaulting a 66-year-old woman in April, as well as 75-year-old woman at least ten times over a three-month period.

Speaking with reporters outside his arraignment, a smiling Maust denied being a sexual predator --saying he was the rape victim -- and that he couldn't have committed the crimes because, he claimed to be an "innocent gay guy."

According to the 75-year-old victim, she allowed Maust to stay with her "while he was getting on his feet," but that he later became abusive and sexually assaulted her as he held a knife on her. The woman testified that Maust slept with a meat cleaver under his bed, and took away her keys while he kept her a captive in her own home.

Maust is already facing trial for the April sexual assault of the 66-year-old woman.

According to authorities, Maust -- along with his two half-brothers -- was convicted in 1999 for molesting a 14-year-old girl.

Maust is being held on $150,00 bail

Watch the video below via WSYX: