Alleged Sexual Assault in Woodsfield

A young Woodsfield woman reported to Woodsfield Police on Jan. 28 that she had been sexually assaulted. According to the woman, who has not been named, the sexual assault took place around 6:30 a.m. at her residence in Woodsfield.

The woman said her door was not locked, and a man was able to enter the home as she was in the shower. Upon exiting the bathroom, the woman was confronted by the suspect. The man allegedly grabbed her and that was when the sexual assault took place according to the victim.

Woodsfield Police Chief Chuck Hamilton said of what happened next, “She was able to push the suspect away. She then ran to her bedroom and retrieved a .410 shotgun.” The woman then said the suspect then fled on foot. 

The woman was taken to a local hospital where she was examined, treated and released. No arrests have been made in the case. Anyone with information on the case should contact the Woodsfield Police Department.