Clarksburg Police arrest man on sex charge after incident at woman’s apartment

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Clarksburg Police arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman.

On June 27, police said they went to an apartment on Duff Ave. for a burglary complaint.  A woman told officers that Brian Heinzeroth, 36, of Clarksburg, knocked on her door, saying they needed to talk.  At that time, Heinzeroth pushed his way through the door, according to police.

The woman told officers that Heinzeroth pushed her into the bathroom against a wall, and she then ended up on the floor, police said.  Heinzeroth then started removing the woman’s clothing and forcefully penetrated her with his fingers, according to police.  The woman also told officers that Heinzeroth choked her to the point she could barely breathe and slapped her, police said.

Police said the woman pushed herself into the tub because Heinzeroth was trying to pull down his pants.  Heinzeroth then choked the woman and slapped her again and tried to pull her out of the tub, according to police.

The woman told officers she knows Heinzeroth is bipolar, and she tried to tell him to clear his head and that everything was OK, police said.  Heinzeroth told the woman, “his head was clear,” according to police.

Police said Heinzeroth choked the woman again and penetrated her again with his fingers.  The woman then pushed Heinzeroth, and he punched her in the stomach and repeatedly slapped her, according to police.

Heinzeroth is charged with second degree sexual assault, daytime burglary, and strangulation.  He is in North Central Regional Jail.

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