A 56-year-old man has been indicted by a Fayette County grand jury for allegedly raping a Washington C.H. woman on two separate occasions.
David L. Johnson, of Circleville, is accused of sexually assaulting the victim while she was asleep – once in March of 2012 and once in November of 2014. Johnson pleaded “not guilty” on Tuesday in Fayette County Common Pleas Court to two counts of first-degree felony rape and two counts of third-degree felony sexual battery.
The alleged victim told Washington C.H. Police that during the first incident in 2012, she was asleep in the spare bedroom of her mother’s Washington C.H. home when Johnson allegedly came into the room, pulled down her pants and sexually assaulted her, reports said. She advised that she woke up and told him to leave the room.
During the second incident in November 2014, she came to her mother’s house after work and fell asleep in the front room. She told police that she woke up to find Johnson again sexually assaulting her, according to reports. “The victim again told him to stop and get away from her,” police said.
The alleged victim told police that she waited so long to tell authorities because she “didn’t want to destroy her mother’s life,” according to reports.
After the victim made the allegations to police, officers questioned Johnson, who reportedly admitted to one of the offenses.
Johnson is being held in the Fayette County Jail on a $100,000 bond and his jury trial is set for Nov. 5.
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