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Iowa man accused of sexually assaulting teen in her home

October 17, 2019

STUART, Iowa (AP) — Police in west-central Iowa have arrested a 26-year-old man they say broke into a teenager’s home and sexually assaulted her.

Television station KCCI reports that police in Stuart believe Derrick Henry, of Stuart, climbed into the teen’s bedroom window Tuesday while she was watching a movie with a friend. The girls told investigators Henry sexually assaulted the 15-year-old girl as she begged him to stop. The teen’s friend says she tried to stop Stuart, but he pushed her away, then fled as the girl’s mother came into the room.

Police say that when Henry was arrested, he was wearing clothes the teen described to investigators. Henry told police he had been with his girlfriend during the assault, but the girlfriend told officers Henry had left the house several times.

Henry has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com