Rivesville Police arrest man accused of trying to force sex on a woman

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Rivesville Police arrested a man accused of trying to force a woman to have sex.

Police said on June 7, an officer responded to a home on Main Street for a reported sexual assault.  After speaking with the woman on scene, police asked her to come to the station for further questioning.  There, police said the woman wrote a statement saying that Samuel Leonard, 25, of Rivesville, pulled off her pants, bit her, touched her, and tried to force her to have sex.  The woman also told police that Leonard would not stop after being told “no sex” two times.

A short time later on the same evening, Leonard went into the police station for questioning.  During this time, police said Leonard gave statements admitting that he had tried to force sex on the woman.  Leonard also apologized to the woman for the incident, according to police.

After the interview with the woman, police said they advised her to have a sex kit performed at United Hospital Center, which she did.  A medical report stated that the nurse who conducted the exam found bruising on the woman, according to police.  Other tests were sent to the West Virginia State Police crime lab.

Leonard is charged with second degree sexual assault.

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