Vienna man arrested on sexual assault charge

VIENNA — A Vienna man was arrested over the weekend and is being charged with sexual assault and strangulation, according to Wood County Magistrate Court.

Gavin Richard Bennett, 22, 16 Ashwood Dr., Vienna, last known address, allegedly forced the victim into her residence and performed sexual acts without consent, according to the criminal complaint.

During the assault, Bennett allegedly choked the victim and she stated she thought he was going to kill her, the complaint said.

The victim was able to get away after hitting Bennett in the ribs with her elbows, the complaint said.

Bennett then exited the residence and the victim locked the door behind him, the complaint said.

Bennett was being held at North Central Regional Jail on a $150,000 surety bond.


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