Woman says neighbor kidnapped, raped her

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:44 AM

Shortly after midnight Monday, Ottawa County deputies were called to a home in the 10000 block of Linden Drive in Tallmadge Township, where a 29-year-old woman told police she had been held against her will for more than an hour. She said the man threatened her with a knife and sexually assaulted her.

Deputies found the man at the scene and arrested him without incident, Lt. Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department said. The victim was not injured by the knife, Bennett said.

The suspect was convicted of criminal sexual assault with a weapon in 2005, Bennett said. He was placed on parole in March.

The man is lodged in the Ottawa County Jail pending kidnapping and criminal sexual assault charges. The incident remains under investigation.

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